Archive for July, 2018

You’re Invited to Orchids in the Park This Weekend

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Don’t miss Orchids in the Park this weekend!¬† The SF Orchid Society’s summer show and sale is happening Saturday & Sunday, July 21 – 22, at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. These photos are a small sample of the incredible sights¬†from last year’s event (see more from last year here and here.) […]

Kilauea Eruption Downsizes Big Island Orchid Growers

Friday, July 13th, 2018

For many people, life has changed on Hawaii’s Big Island since Kilauea’s latest eruption began in May. Among the property damage, the Honolulu Star Advertiser highlights an orchid business which lost greenhouses and plants. Other growers in the area have also been affected. Besides the threat of flowing lava, volcanic gases can be dangerous for […]

Beautiful But Thorny at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California is packed with incredible cacti and succulents. As my mother-in-law said, “This garden just screams OUCH!” Spines, thorns, and barbs abound, along with stunning flowers, brilliant leaf colors, and striking plant forms. The 2.5 acre (1 hectare) public garden features thousands of drought tolerant plants, from tiny succulents […]

July Orchid Shows

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Orchid events are happening from San Francisco to Sweden to South Australia this month. Don’t miss these great opportunities to enjoy incredible flowers, take photos, talk to experts, and buy orchids. July 4 – 6 Newcastle Orchid Society Show, Stockland Jesmond, Blue Gum Rd., Jesmond, NSW, Australia July 5 – 6 Maitland & Coalfields District […]