It’s no surprise to find orchid events in California, Florida, and Puerto Rico this month. But it’s a little surprising to see shows during the frigid winters of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Visitors to these events will quickly defrost to enjoy an instant tropical getaway. January 2 Deutsche Orchideengesellschaft Tischbewertung, Hannover Herrenhäuser Gärten, Hanover, Germany […]
Archive for December, 2015
Wondering what to do with your gift orchid? It’s beautiful, but can you possibly keep such a fragile thing alive? Relax, most orchids sold today are easy to grow. Check the orchid care tips below to learn how to keep your plant happy. What kind is it? – Identify your orchid to learn more about […]
With the severe drought in California, I can’t complain about today’s chilly solstice rain in the SF Bay Area. However, I can find warm, tropical inspiration in these photos from our summer trip to London. No orchids this time — instead these feature the Waterlily House at Kew Gardens. It’s tough to take a bad […]
Kiwi orchid lovers have a great new app to help them identify native New Zealand species. With over 1500 images, users can identify over 120 varieties. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices.
In the Indian state of Odisha, a new orchid project is starting. India is jumping into the commercial orchid market. Those are Den Phals in the article’s photos.
Are these blue Moth Orchids too good to be true? Well, yes, they are. There are no true blue Moth Orchids. Instead, these plants have white flowers which have been injected with dye. That info is contained somewhere on the label, but many people don’t spot it, and don’t realize that these aren’t what they […]
Following up on my earlier post about easy orchid species, here’s my list of easy cool growers. Unlike most orchid species, those listed below are as easy to grow as hybrids. Once again, this is not any sort of complete list, just a few that I know best. I’ve grown all of these varieties outdoors […]
Even during a slow month for orchid shows, the events still span the globe. Many orchid societies also have holiday sales and auctions, so check with your local group for more orchid happenings. December 3 – 6 Exposición Internacional de Orquídeas, Convento Santo Domingo de Guzman, Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala December 4 – 6 Orchid […]