Archive for March, 2017

Orchids to Celebrate the Equinox

Monday, March 20th, 2017

As today’s equinox brings spring to Northern California, we’re happy to be done with our long drought. Lots of strong storms over the winter have filled reservoirs and piled up the Sierra snowpack, but they have also caused some damage. We’ve had some minor problems in our garden, but most of the bruises on my […]

More from the Pacific Orchid and Garden Expo

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Pacific Orchid and Garden Expo reliably highlights the best of the orchid world. Blooms abound, from the latest hybrids to obscure species. Dave and I are so busy with our cameras, but we are often stopped in our tracks by the stunning displays. Individual flowers and artful arrangements compete for attention from every direction. […]

New Orchid Species Discovered in Vietnam

Monday, March 13th, 2017

New orchid species are discovered all the time. One of the latest, a tiny Podochilus species from Vietnam, adds to the tens of thousands already known to science.

McBryde Garden

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

There’s much more to Kauai’s wondrous McBryde Garden than its orchids. Here are some more photos from our recent visit, starting with Dave’s incredible picture of two rare Hawaiian Moorhens looking for lunch in a stream. We were told that they are normally very shy birds, but these two didn’t seem to mind us snapping […]

An Imperiled, Hidden Orchid Waits Out the Cold

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The New York Times reports on one of New York City’s hidden jewels, a native orchid species called the Downy Rattlesnake Plantain. This remarkable jewel orchid keeps its leaves over winter. Despite many threats, a few still survive in the city’s green patches.

March Orchid Shows

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

March is a busy month for orchid shows around the planet. They are all great opportunities to see stunning flowers, take pictures, talk to orchid experts, and buy plants. Don’t miss these worthwhile events. March 3 – 5 Martin County Orchid Society Show, Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart, Florida March 3 – […]