Archive for June, 2014

July Orchid Shows

Monday, June 30th, 2014

North of the equator, July’s schedule slows down, but it picks up in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa. Here in the SF Bay Area, don’t miss the Golden Gate Cymbidium Society Auction & Potluck Dinner at Lake Merritt on July 23rd. July 3 – 5 Hawkesbury District Orchid Society Show, Windsor Riverview, 227 […]

Wild Orchids in the UK

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Brits love orchids, and, of course, that includes their native varieties. Over spring and summer, wild orchid blooms can make UK headlines. For example, the BBC reports on bee orchids in West Sussex which are not growing where they’re supposed to. A large number of the unusual orchids are thriving in “highly acidic clay […]

Summer’s Rainbow

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Celebrate summer’s arrival with an orchid rainbow. Today’s solstice signals a change of seasons around the globe. The colorful blooms, courtesy of Dave’s camera, are all from last winter’s Pacific Orchid Expo. Of course, a true rainbow would include the color indigo, but naturally blue orchids are tough to come by, and deep blue is […]

Orchids Love an Outdoor Vacation

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Who doesn’t love a summer vacation? Orchids sure do. Many growers move their plants outdoors to take advantage of pleasant summer weather. Indoor orchids will thrive with fresh air and refreshing rain showers. Check out these tips to plan an outdoor orchid vacation: When moving plants outside, keep them in a shady spot for two […]

Orchids That Look Like Something Else

Friday, June 6th, 2014

A Dracula orchid that resembles a monkey face? An Anguloa orchid which looks like a baby in a blanket? Art and design magazine BoredPanda features great photos of orchids and other flowers which look like something else. From the everyday Moth Orchid to the bizarre Flying Duck Orchid, it’s obvious that Mother Nature sometimes recycles […]

June Orchid Shows

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

The orchid show schedule slows down in June, but there are still events to be found in every corner of the world. From Calgary to Adelaide, it’s easy to enjoy spectacular flowers. June 1 – 6 Penang Floral Festival, Penang Botanical Garden, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia June 6 – 8 Deep Cut Orchid Society Festival, Silva […]