Hui Okika O Kunia, Inc.,
The Kunia Orchid Society meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month except April and January.
Find us in the Mililani Ike Elementary School cafeteria at 95-1330 Lehiwa Dr. in Mililani
Each month, we invite guest speakers or club members to share expertise in their areas.
According to our by-laws, the objectives and purpose of the club is: To engage in the promotion of orchid culture, extending the knowledge, production and appreciation of orchids; to acquire and disseminate information relating to orchid culture; and to encourage participation in orchid shows and displays. Meetings include a plant discussion table where members talk about plants that they brought. They also bring in sick plants to be evaluated by the Plant Doctor. Refreshments are served. Sometimes members have extra plants to trade or give away. There are also well-raised blooming plants available for sale. Work parties prepare and produce the club's show, which is one of the first orchid displays and plant sales, and the largest, to be held in the state every year. Our guests' displays at the show celebrate and share the arts of Ikebana and Bonsai. We also set up a KOS display in other orchid shows throughout the year. In January, we enjoy more fellowship with an Annual meeting at Hale Ikena. We have grown to be a big, cozy club of about 110 members.
Please visit us on our facebook page: Kunia Orchid Society Facebook Page
or follow us on instagram @kuniaorchidsociety.
Membership dues for 2017: $20 per person
Contact the Kunia Orchid Society at P.O. Box 893956, Mililani, HI 96789-0956 or
Ken Ching, our Vice President/Membership Chairman, at KChing@castlecooke.com, for membership, comments and questions. He can tell you all you need to know about our annual Kunia Orchid Show, a grand celebration of Spring with the fragrant honohono in full bloom in cool Wahiawa.
The next KOS general meeting will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017
at 7:00 pm at Mililani Ike Elementary School.
November Meeting Topic: Speaking to us will be Roy Tokunaga, a partner in H & R Nursery.
He is a foremost authority on orchids and also a judge for the American Orchid Society
as well as for the Honolulu Orchid Society. He will be speaking about what’s flowering, what’s new,
and a little on fertilizer and pest control for the backyard orchid grower. He will also bring a lot of orchids
to sell well below market prices. He does not usually sell retail, but mostly to nurseries and to the majority
of the mainland. Come ready to buy orchids!! He will give you background on the orchids he brings
and how to best care for them.
Reminder: The monthly Plant Display will have two class areas (Novice and Master). There is maximum of three awards per class per meeting.
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The image galleries below are here to give you a feel of what our shows are like. Come and join us to celebrate springtime in Hawaii, where there is an abundance of orchid blossoms, refreshing with their fragrant air and beauty.
In early 2009, the Leilehua High School gym's floor sustained damage from a flood and could not be used for our show.
But with high spirits and determination, the show went on --with great success!! The school, the club and all attendees benefited, and we are grateful to all who made it happen.
In trying times, we appreciate the free pleasures in life in the company of those who share them.
Watch out for those complimentary pre-show tickets and help us to celebrate Springtime in Hawaii in March 2018!
Spring 2008!!! The honohono were in full-bloom and fragrant!
Everyone had a wonderful time in the spacious Leilehua High School Gym, our new location for the first orchid show of the year.
|2008 Spring Show
The Beginning of a New Era
at Leilehua H.S.
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Kunia Orchid Society Show, March 2000*** Picture Gallery photos by I. Brunson
|Expert growers and sellers||Anthurium authority w/ plants for sale||An assortment of anthuriums||Orchids, supplies, vanilla products & advice||Wonderful door prizes!|
|Orchid display area||Shared delights||Lycaste||Gathered oranges||Prized paphiopedilum|
|Closer look at a display||Arpophyllum||Aerdv.||Red epidendrum||Rare epidendrum|
|Daily Ikebana demonstration and display||Oriental produce||Huli huli (B-B-Q) chicken||Chicken prices||Delectable Filipino mochi!|
|Ice cold soda pop|
Kunia Orchid Society Show Participants, March 2000*** Picture Gallery Pictures by Callman & Frances Au
| Show Chair Callman Au (left) presents a Basketful of Plants to the 2000th visitor, Edward Kawahara of Wahiawa.
President Doris Farrell stands between them.
Kevin & Roxanne Fujiwara
of Tropical Plants
Henry & Penny Hattal
Penny's Orchids, Waipahu
|Vendor Art Buckman of Orchids Etc. Hawaii.
He is also our Plant Doctor
among her dendrobiums.
| Guest vendor
Kenneth Hayashi, anthurium grower, with wife and son.
| Instructor Margret Sakurai from
|Some of the KOS members after the show.|
47th Annual KOS Show, March 2001*** Some highlights and participants
|In Memorium||Our 2001st Visitor
of Ewa Beach
|Mahalo to our donors||Wesley Wong||Kevin Fujiwara|
| Best in Show &
Epi. Hokulea 'Dot'
|Close-up||Best White Cattleya
Blc. Meditation 'Queen's Dowry'
|Best Lavender Cattleya
Blc. Hawaiian Origin
|Best Other Color
Lc. Fire Dance
Pot. Beaufort Gold ‘Karen’
| Best Lavender Honohono
| Best Yellow Dendrobium
Den. Karie Wakida 'Karie'
|Best Other Color Dendrobium
Den. Louise's Gem
Milt. Mem. Sadao Ono
x Milt. Pearl Ono
| Best White Phalaenopsis
Phal. Maki Watanabe 'Carmela'
| Best Pink Phalaenopsis
Phal. World Class 'Big Foot'
| Best Yellow Phalaenopsis
Phal. Brother Golden Potential
|Best Semi-terete Vanda
V. Rev. Masao Yamada 'Robsan' AM/HOS
|Best Other Genera
Max. arachnitidaflora 'Elizabeth'
Lc. Tropical Chip 'Fuji'
| Certificate of Recognition
Epc. Rene Marques
x Epi. cordigerum
|Award of Merit
Pot. Haw Yuan Gold
Links to other sites on the Web:
The Gardening Directory Gardening advice and resources at your fingertips
Coral Springs Orchid SocietyFlorida
Rainbow Bonsai Club This club has been putting up a wonderful guest display at our annual show. They also do demonstrations and answer questions about the classic art of bonsai.
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