Archive for September, 2015

October Orchid Shows

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Whether you’re in Miami or Honolulu, Lisbon or Tasmania, the Western Cape or Western Australia, there’s an orchid show nearby. It’s guaranteed to have lots of incredible flowers and lots of people who love orchids. Check out this month’s shows to find one near you. October 1 – 4 Portland Orchid Society Show & Sale, […]

Autumn Color

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

There’s more to autumn color than red and yellow leaves. Mark today’s change of season with vibrant orchid hues. These tropical blooms are my idea of a happy equinox. For orchids, autumn is just another season of flowers. Many varieties take their blooming cues from shorter days and cooler nights. The fall equinox is one […]

The Latest Orchid Awards

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Want to see the best of the best? Check out photos of 60 exceptional plants recently given awards by the American Orchid Society (AOS.) The AOS is showcasing these expertly-grown flowers, including many rare and unusual varieties. With superb photography, and constant updates, you’ll want to bookmark the page. You don’t need to be an […]

Native Colorado Orchids

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Orchids grow all over the world, not just in the tropics. High in the mountains, canyons, and plateaus of Southwest Colorado, many remarkable native orchid species thrive, despite the harsh conditions. Dave’s mother lives in the Four Corners area of Colorado, and, like her son, has a great photographic eye. She and her hiking pals have […]

Unusual Orchids At Kew Gardens

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

These photos from our recent trip to Kew Gardens highlight the depth of their esteemed orchid collection. Many of these are less well-known orchids. Some have tiny flowers or muted colors, and many are rare. They’re still just as fascinating as their showier orchid cousins in cultivation. These unusual, uncommon species include the tiny yellow […]

Dracula Reserve Success

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Great news! The Orchid Conservation Alliance (OCA) has exceeded its fundraising goal to create a new nature reserve in Ecuador. On the slopes of the Andes, the Chocó rainforest is a biological hotspot. It’s home to 5% of all orchid species on earth, including many rare and fascinating Draculas. Together with the Rainforest Trust and Fundación EcoMinga, […]

September Orchid Shows

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Southern Hemisphere celebrates orchids this month, with lots of shows in New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, and especially Australia. There are shows in the Northern Hemisphere, too, but you’ll need to dig into this list to find them. September 2 – 5 Cumberland Orchid Circle Show, Winston Hills Mall, Caroline Chisholm Dr., Winston Hills, […]