Orchids to Celebrate the Equinox

Zygopetalum Advance Australia 'HOF' AM/AOS, Zygo orchid hybrid flower, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaPhalaenopsis hybrid flowers, Moth Orchids, Phal orchids, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaCattleya hybrid flower, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Masdevallia flower, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaCymbidium Clarisse Austin 'Highland Red', orchid hybrid flowers, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaOncidium Irish Mist, orchid hybrid flower, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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 outdoor orchids have been the result of hailstorms. Fortunately for this post, all these photos are from San Francisco’s recent orchid show, not from our garden. With more heavy rains forecast for us later this week, our outdoors plants won’t be ready to show off their blooms for a little while.

Dendrobium polysema, orchid species with fuzzy fringed flowers, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaCattleya flower, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaDendrobium moniliforme, miniature orchid species flower, Sekkoku, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Phragmipedium besseae, Lady Slipper orchid species, aka Phrag, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaCymbidium Olive Street x Cym. Sarah Jean 'Pearl Fall', orchid hybrid flowers, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaMiltonia hybrid flower, orchid hybrid flowers, Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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