Maui Orchid Society to Hold Mother’s Day Show

April 27, 2016, 10:17 AM HST · Updated April 27, 10:17 AM
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West Side Maui Orchid Society mom and daughter members, Jocelyn Phillip and Asaye Aotaki, will attend the annual Mother's Day show. MOS photo.

West Side Maui Orchid Society mom and daughter members, Jocelyn Phillip and Asaye Aotaki, will attend the annual Mother’s Day show. MOS photo.

The Maui Orchid Society will hold a Mother’s Day Show and Exhibit at Maui Mall in Kahului on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 5, 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“If it weren’t for Mother’s Day, there might be a lot of motherless orchids on the island,” quipped Jan Porter, Maui Orchid Society president. “We’ll have plenty to chose from. There’s sure to be one you can take home for Mom to love.”

Sandi Amaral has organized the annual event the past four years.

“Every year, it never ceases to amaze me,” Amaral exclaimed. “There are show-stopping, award-winning orchids on display, and the commercial growers’ selection of exotics for sale is spectacular.”

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The public is invited to observe the demonstrations free of charge. Orchid prices range from $7 to $25.

American Orchid Society-certified officials serve as judges and award ribbons.

“Celebrating its 75th year, the Maui Orchid Society is a multifaceted, multitalented group of folks sharing not only their love of orchids, but also their passions and creative talents,” Porter said.

On May 5 at 11 a.m., Bert Akitake, former MOS president, will share information about “Vanilla Orchids.”

Andy Okada’s popular “Wire Magic for Hanging Baskets” demonstration will be held on May 6 at 2 p.m. and May 7 at 11 a.m.

Learn “How to Re-Bloom Your Orchid” with John Trevett is scheduled for May 6 at 2 p.m. and May 7 at 11 a.m.

A “share hour” with orchid photographer Semoia Lin will be held on May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Porter at 283-6111.

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