A Day in the Park

Dave and I snapped some nice shots at last weekend’s “Orchids in the Park.” This annual exhibition and sale, courtesy of the San Francisco Orchid Society, is held at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. The impressive blooms included a large yellow Paph, a harlequin Phal, and an unusual Dendrobium.

Paphiopedilum flowerPhal hybrid Dendrobium flowers

Orchids in the Park is a pint-sized version of San Francisco’s much larger winter show. There may be fewer orchids, but the quality of the blooms remains very high. For example, look at this extraordinary Butterfly Orchid (an Oncidium relative,) elegant white Brassavola flowers, and eye-popping Epidendrum.

Psychopsis flowerBrassavola flowersEpidendrum flowers

Even a small event showcases the incredible diversity of the orchid family. With plenty that’s colorful and curious, there are orchids for every taste. Many hybrids and species are as easy as a day in the park.

Cochleanthes flowerDendrobium flowersAerangis flowers

Overlapping Cattleya flowersMasdevallia flowerOncidium flowers

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5 Comments on “A Day in the Park”

  1. Taylor Says:

    great photos

  2. Amy Waldman Says:

    I didn’t realize at first that the first picture in the last row was 2 flowers! That’s the one with purple white and yellow flowrers. I thought it was a real bizarre mutation. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! I wish I could have gone.

  3. Brian Says:

    awesome photos! That epi is amazing and I love how you shot the B. nodosa flowers. And the neat thing about the Cattleya photo is it demonstrates how a poor show plant (the flowers are so crowded as to almost appear mating) can make for a wonderful photograph.

  4. gacseh Says:

    Cool shots. I really like the photos.

  5. nancy Says:

    Wow! I love the masdevallia close up in the last row and the pink/ purple dendrobium above it. Thanks for these very nice pictures.