Tropical Gardening: 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/Courtesy Photo)

Mother’s 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 on Saturday, May 13.