Pacific Orchid Expo 2009

Question:  if you put 150,000 orchid flowers in a room, what will you have? Answer:  the 2009 Pacific Orchid Exposition in San Francisco.  You’ll also have Dave and me running around with our cameras, trying to take pictures of as many of those flowers as possible. Here are a few samples:

Cattleya hybridCymbidium orchidsOdontoglossum hybrid

This year’s theme was “Green…with Envy,” highlighting environmental responsibility with these treasures of nature. The Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium flowers below could certainly make any orchid lover envious.

Phalaenopsis hybridDendrobium flowersDendrobium flowers

Besides green, there were plenty of incredible colors to be seen. Here are an orange and red Eriopsis, yellow Masdevallia, and diverse varieties of Paphiopedilums.

Eriopsis flowersMasdevallia flowersLady Slipper flowers

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5 Comments on “Pacific Orchid Expo 2009”

  1. AboutOrchids » Blog Archive » Kefersteinia Says:

    […] bought this little charmer last month at the Pacific Orchid Expo. It’s a Kefersteinia, and it’s been covered with blooms for over a month. […]

  2. rr Says:

    i love the phalanopsis and the eriopsis photos– they have such pretty color

  3. nancy Says:

    great cymbidiums, thanx for the great pics

  4. Greg Says:

    the Phals are always my favorites, and that is a cool pic of the red and pink one. I like the ladyslippers and masdevalias too.

  5. Paul K Says:

    It looks like you have most of those 150.000 orchids in your photographs! that sounds like an awesome show and one of these days I’m going to try to visit San Francisco so I can attend. I enjoy the local show here but it’s not very large, so I don’t thnk I’ve experienced one on the scale of your show. Thanks for the great photos.