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In Person KOS General Meetings Canceled 

Until Further Notice

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Set up a rainwater catching system to provide nutritious water for your plants.

 

Using a 50 gal plastic drum to store rain water collected via a down spout from a roof rain gutter. A small battery operated power washer (Ryobi, Home Depot about $80) is used is to mechanically distribute water. A small diameter hose (comes with the unit) with one end inserted into the tank and the other end attached to the unit, is used to suck the water out of the tank to create a spray for water application. The unit can be adjusted to provide different spray patterns. For this specific configuration a 2” plastic pot is tied to the end of the watering wand to baffle the spray as the spray intensity can be a little intense for newly potted plants. About the only limitation is the length of the hose which may not be long enough to reach all areas of a larger shade house or growing area. An alternative to the power washer is to use a small electric pump (about $50 on Amazon) connected to a hose to distribute water. A plastic spigot was installed on the barrel to allow for dispensing water into a watering can for manual distribution.

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2022 KOS Officers:
 
President
Michele Watanabe
 
1st Vice President
Linda Leong
 
2nd Vice President
Vacant
 
Recording Secretary
Alice Murai
 
Corresponding Secretary
Paula Fukuda
 
Treasurer
Jan Nogawa
 
Directors
Beaudine Ma
Alan Maii
Ingrid Meyer
Alice Kim
Evie Yamakawa

 
Advisor
Steph Miwa
 
Refreshments
Ernie & Jan Nogawa
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CULTURE AWARD PLANTS (March 2020)
V. Princess Mikasa
V. Princess Mikasa

NA, 1-5 Yrs.

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Paph Leeanum
Paph Leeanum

Karen Nagamine, 6-10 Yrs.

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C. trianae 'ovo'
C. trianae 'ovo'

Linda Leong, 11+ Yrs.

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Tolumnia Hybrid 'No Name'
Tolumnia Hybrid 'No Name'

Alan Maii, KOS

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American Orchid Society (AOS)

 

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