Orchid earns a bloomin’ Best In Show

Andrew Okada of Makawao poses with his Best in Show-winning Dendrobium Thomas Warne on Saturday at the Maui Orchid Society’s Easter Show at the Maui Mall in Kahului. Okada said he has been growing orchids for only a few years. He joined the Orchid Society because “I didn’t know what I was doing. That’s why you join the Orchid Society. It’s a good place to learn about orchids.” The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The next exhibit and sale at the Maui Mall is scheduled to be the Mother’s Day Show from May 11 to 13.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo