Archive for August, 2018

Yes, There Are Orchids in Iceland

Monday, August 13th, 2018

In a chilly, windy July rain, near a trail with a long name, in between glaciers with longer names, orchids bloom in southern Iceland. Orchids near the Arctic Circle? In fact, orchids live just about everywhere on earth, including Iceland, which is home to seven native species. Two of them are shown here. The Heath […]

Rare Australian Orchids Thrive Despite Harsh, Dry Winter

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Western Australia’s south coast is suffering through an exceptionally dry winter, but some rare native orchids are thriving anyway.┬áLocal orchid lovers are finding Queen of Sheba Orchids and other fascinating Australian natives despite the drought. With underground tubers to store water, these little terrestrials can handle some adversity. Orchid enthusiast Robert Tozer noted “Only about […]

August Orchid Shows

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

From Auckland to Zululand, there are orchid shows, festivals, fairs, auctions, extravaganzas, and spectaculars. Go to any one of them and enjoy gorgeous flowers. August 1 ´╗┐Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society Fall Auction, American Legion Hall, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, California August 3 Stawell Orchid Society Winter Show, Entertainment Centre, Main St., Stawell, Victoria, […]