Kona Orchid show and sale more than just orchids

  • Terrestrial orchids like the Chinese Ground Orchid may be found in abundance growing in the Kona Cloud Forests and rainforests of the Orchid Island.Others like the Bamboo Orchid are common along the roadsides and grassy fields of East Hawaii.Several epiphytic orchids like Epidendrum radicans may also be found growing in the wild. (Voltaire Moise/ Special to West Hawaii Today)

Mothers Day is next Sunday so the Kona Orchid Show and Sale is a great opportunity to find the right gift for that special lady. The Annual Sale will be held at the Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion, Saturday, May 13, orchid growers from around the island will bring new and exotic orchids seldom available at other times. Also local crafters will be there with pottery, ceramics, real flower jewelry, nurturing gemstones, plus an abundance of fruit trees and other garden plants.