Hilo Orchid Society to hold orchid sale in lieu of cancelled show

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Prosthechea radiata orchids are small and give off a scent of root beer in Karl Mendonca's Hilo garden.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Karl Mendonca sits Wednesday by Miltoniopsis Lillian Nakamoto "Tanto" orchids, which grow in his garden in Hilo. Mendonca calls them "Batman orchids" due to the shape the colors makes in the middle.

The Hilo Orchid Society has canceled its popular annual orchid show for 2021, as it did in 2020, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.