Archive for December, 2017

Are Traders and Traffickers Winning the Orchid Battle?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

National Geographic reports alarming news about the disappearance of wild orchids. Many species are disappearing from their native habitats because wild plants are being poached. In fact, illegal traffickers are so good at hunting rare orchids that scientists often discover new species for sale in a market before finding them in the wild. Some varieties are […]

Cymbidium Season

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Cymbidiums adorn much of the California coast. Many varieties bloom in autumn, when orchid lovers can spot them in flowerpots and gardens on the coast of the SF Bay Area. Plants in my and my neighbors’ gardens are currently blossoming in Pacifica, and we’re enjoying another fantastic Cymbidium season. Many people are amazed that orchids […]

December Orchid Events

Friday, December 1st, 2017

It may be the slowest month of the year for orchid shows, but there are still events around the world. Many orchid societies hold holiday celebrations or orchid auctions this month, so check with your local group for more info. December 2 – 3 Bonnet House Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival, Bonnet House, 900 […]