Archive for January, 2018

Save the Flying Duck Orchid!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are asking for donations to help save the Flying Duck Orchid. You may have seen its bizarre flower, which truly looks like a flying duck. Unfortunately, like many other fascinating Australian species, it’s endangered by habitat destruction and invasive species. Over 40% of South Australia’s orchids are threatened with […]

Winter Orchid Exhibits

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Botanical gardens are great places to escape winter doldrums, especially when they hold extended orchid exhibits for just that purpose. These amazing events run for weeks, and provide an easy way to enjoy a day in a tropical rainforest. January 11 – February 19 Denver Botanic Gardens presents an Orchid Showcase with hundreds of tropical […]

Remarkable Moth Orchid Species

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Do you have any of these Moth Orchid species in your collection? You might not own these specific varieties, but if you have Phal hybrids, there’s a good chance that one or more of these species are in their ancestry. These nine photos show a few of the types frequently used in hybridization. Starting with […]

January Orchid Shows

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Welcome 2018 with orchids! There are shows around the world, despite the depths of winter in the northern USA and Europe. The Tamiami International Orchid Festival in Miami is one of the largest in the country, and always a spectacular show. January 5 – 8 World Orchid Show, Bunka Kaikan Culture Center, 2nd floor, Sunshine […]