Archive for February, 2015

Help Save Dracula Orchids!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Help the Orchid Conservation Alliance save Dracula orchids! A few months ago, I blogged about work to preserve a piece of the Chocó rainforest in Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse places in the world. A new nature reserve there could save 5% of all orchid species on earth, including many rare and fascinating Draculas. […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Pacific Orchid Expo is always amazing, and this year was no exception. San Francisco’s premier orchid event was a huge hit. Whether you’re a seasoned orchid addict like myself, or an orchid newbie, this past weekend’s show was overwhelming. Here are the first of our photos from the expo, and there are many more […]

Longwood Gardens Brings Winter Warmth

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Escape from winter with this video from Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza. Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens is one of the nation’s premier botanical gardens. Visitors can luxuriate in tropical warmth with orchids and other exotic plants in Longwood’s 4 acre (1.6 hectare) conservatory. This video highlights the exhibit’s elaborate displays of Phals, Cattleyas, […]

Valentine’s Orchids

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Orchids have become essential for Valentine’s Day. If your celebration of love includes a gift orchid, check the care tips below. What kind is it? –  Identify your orchid to learn more about its care needs. Phals, or Moth Orchids, are the most common types. Other popular varieties include Cattleyas, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, and Paphs. […]

Get Ready for the Pacific Orchid Expo!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The Pacific Orchid Expo is coming! San Francisco’s biggest orchid event begins with a preview gala on Thursday, February 19th. The show runs Friday, February 20th to Sunday, February 22nd at Fort Mason. This year’s theme focuses on “The Thrill of Discovery.” Visitors will be thrilled to discover incredible orchids like the dozen pictured below […]

Still More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

These botanical gardens present extended orchid exhibits to counter the winter cold. Find more winter orchid exhibits listed here and here. February 7 – March 16 Cure your winter blues with an Orchid Escape at the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville, Indiana. Orchids adorn a tropical rainforest in the Amazonia section of […]

Blooming Valentine

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

What are the best blooms for Valentine’s Day? Roses may be traditional, but orchids offer so much more. There are endless orchid choices, with flowers of every size, shape, color, and fragrance. Many sport elegant blooms which can last for weeks, or even months. They make great cut flowers, too. Check out these orchid buying […]

February Orchid Shows

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

February is a busy month for orchid shows, and that’s great for valentine celebrations. Among the highlights, two of the largest orchid shows in the world take place this month. The biggest happens in Tokyo, while San Francisco hosts North America’s largest show. Big or small, don’t miss these fantastic events! February 5 – 8 […]