Flower Power

Flower Power is the story of an orchid skeptic. In the article published in a New Zealand paper, the writer ventures from disinterest in orchids to finally falling under their spell. On the way, he wonders if orchids are a form of higher intelligence, worries about their possible sinister intentions, and marvels at their evolutionary prowess. It’s an enjoyable cautionary tale that “be it love or lunacy, [orchids] seem to enslave their fanciers.” If you’re in New Zealand, don’t miss the Auckland Museum’s Mystery of the Orchid exhibition that inspired the article.

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4 Comments on “Flower Power”

  1. Joy Blake Says:

    Interesting article, but he likes big words. I had to break out my dictionary several times.

  2. nancy Says:

    I love that little raee New Zealand orchid with the weird name! Its miniscule in the photo.

  3. GreenThumbGuy Says:

    The article has great historical info. Its funny that orchids used to be too suggestive for women to wear.

  4. Hanley Says:

    Thanks for the link.