Archive for February, 2013

March Orchid Shows

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

March brings orchid shows to every corner of the globe. These events offer chances to see incredible flowers, take photos, connect with local orchid societies, and add to your collection. March 1 – 3 Tampa Bay Orchid Society Show & Sale, Egypt Shrine Center, 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa, Florida March 1 – 3 Orchid […]

East Meets West

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

This year’s Pacific Orchid Expo highlighted the merging of cultures with an “East Meets West” theme. Golden lion statues fronted the large pavilion, and guarded 150,000 orchid treasures inside. Coinciding with San Francisco’s famous Chinese New Year Parade, and the end of festivities for the Lunar New Year, it felt like these orchids were part […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2013

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

There’s still one more day to catch the Pacific Orchid Expo here in San Francisco. This spectacular event runs through Sunday, February 24, and features 150,000 orchids at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. Below, you’ll find just a small taste of the marvels at the country’s largest orchid show. They might make you change your Sunday […]

Philippines Chooses Vanda As New National Flower

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Philippines is ready to declare an orchid as its new national flower. Known in the local language as Waling-Waling, Euanthe sanderiana is a member of the Vanda family, and is often called “the Queen of Philippine flowers.” Since this beautiful orchid is endangered, its new status will enable the Philippines to take more conservation measures […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 61

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Prepare to be amazed at the upcoming 61st Pacific Orchid Expo. The country’s largest orchid show debuts Thursday evening with a preview gala, and is open to all from Friday through Sunday. Fitting for San Francisco, with historically strong ties to Asia, this year’s theme is “East meets West.” Below I’ve posted a few photos […]

Orchid Valentines

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

If a beautiful orchid gift is making you worry about caring for it, take heart. Despite their difficult reputations, most orchids are as easy as other common houseplants. With the basic care tips below, some orchids can stay in bloom for months. All orchids need high humidity. Dry air wilts flowers, damages leaves, and attracts […]

Winter Orchids

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Unable to garden over winter? As Valentine’s gifts, or simply to escape the cold, orchids are great winter solutions. Even if you don’t have much room for indoor plants, there’s always space for one of the many cool growing orchid varieties. Examples of cool growers include the small Oncidium in the first picture, the large […]

Orchid Festival Returns to Kew Gardens

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Kew Gardens celebrates four weeks of Orchids. Running February 9 – March 3, the world’s preeminent botanical garden showcases “a sea of exotic orchids” in the Princess of Wales Conservatory near London. Kew’s extensive orchid collections fill the festival with lush, tropical beauty. Besides offering a great escape from dreary winter weather, the event provides a […]

Valentine Orchids

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Can’t decide which orchid to choose for your valentine? With tens of thousands of orchid varieties, it can be a monumental task. Fortunately, AboutOrchids is here to help. Below are three common types which will find their mark like cupid’s arrow. Happy orchid shopping! Phals, or Moth Orchids, are the most popular orchids sold. With good […]

February Orchid Shows

Friday, February 1st, 2013

February brings dozens of orchid shows all over the planet, including major shows in Toronto, Tokyo, Okinawa, and here in San Francisco. Many events are perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. All offer a chance to connect with local orchid societies, growers, and vendors. February 1 – 3 Orchidees en Lumiere Exposition, Salle des Fetes, Rue […]