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The Naples Orchid Society’s mission is to promote the appreciation and cultivation of orchids as a hobby and to help preserve the wild orchids indigenous to Southwest Florida through research and education.
Biography of Roy Tokunaga, Our Guest Speaker for October 6th.
I grew up on the beautiful island of Maui, in the Hawaiian Island chain. I left Maui for Honolulu, Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii. It was in the honors program, my favorite mentor, Dr. Yoneo Sagawa, introduced me to Orchids and the new emerging technology of Orchid seed germination and cloning. I eventually earned a Bachelors in Education, to teach biology. I was recruited to work at an Orchid cloning laboratory, E&R Orchids. For seven years I honed my skills in seed germination and cloning. In 1981, I partnered with Harry Akagi to start H&R Nurseries in Waimanalo, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I am an accredited judge for the American Orchid Society as well as the Honolulu Orchid Society.
Today, I have been hybridizing, cloning, and germinating seeds for more than 40 years. H&R maintains a laboratory to do its seed germination and grows Orchids under two acres of shade houses. I have been refocusing H&R to excel in the culture of species as well as providing hybrids in the Dendrobium and Cattleya Alliance. My passion has been the proper nutrition of Orchids and the mythical flower booster. I am working on a power point program to share my discoveries.
Sept. 1, 2016 Mthly Mtg Special Hybrid and Special Specie Awards
The Naples Orchid Society’s monthly meeting was held Sept. 1, 2016. The best hybrid and the best species orchid were given gold ribbons. The best hybrid award was given to Vanda Robert’s Delight owned by Karen Davenport. The best species award was given to Dendrochilum magnum owned by Gayle Dorio.