If you want to try growing orchids and rub elbows with the experts, be sure to check out the Hilo Orchid Show and Sale this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29-31. According to Richard Kelley, this year’s theme is Orchid Ohana. The show is returning to the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium after 2 years of a COVID pandemic induced break. Show chairperson and president Karl Mendonca points out that there will 10 of Hawaii’s top orchid hybridizers/nurseries with a huge variety of plants on display and available for sale. The show will present demonstrations to help beginners on the care of different types so their new purchases will thrive for many years. There is a nominal entrance fee and keiki get in for free.