Orchid Society Marks 35 Years
Consider Windward Orchid Society a sanctuary for wilting flowers and their bewildered keepers.
“We were growing some, and we were killing more than we were keeping alive,” joked longtime club member and Kailua resident Jane Marcum.
New member Linden Hansink found herself in a similar bind. When her mother-in-law died, Hansink inherited her collection of orchids.
“I had the time and I had the interest that I wanted to find out how I could keep these guys alive,” she recalled. “That was my main goal — just to keep them alive and maybe get one to bloom.”
Both women went to WOS’ annual orchid show — Marcum more than 10 years ago and Hansink just last year — and found their flower-tending redemption there.
“We found it to be a wonderful group of people who