Archive for October, 2018

Orchids Are in Peril

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Check out a colorful infographic explaining how taking plants from the wild endangers orchid survival. Many rare species are openly sold online despite conservation laws. But with limited resources, almost no money is spent to stop it. That same topic is being addressed in light of a recent London conference on the illegal wildlife trade, […]

A Great, Big Spider Orchid

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

I don’t mind having a big spider in our home, as long as it’s a Spider Orchid. Also known as a Brassia, this Spider Orchid has very large flowers, over 14 inchesĀ (36 cm) tall! Its long petals certainly create a spidery impression. This plant was a great buy at a local grocery store a couple […]

The Century-Long Scientific Journey of the Affordable Grocery Store Orchid

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Atlas Obscura delves into a century of scientific advances which brought tropical orchids to your local grocery store. At the start of the 1900’s, growers began to unravel the secrets of how to germinate orchid seed, such as the essential role of fungi. Biologists started to clone orchids in the 1950’s, which would transform the […]

October Orchid Shows

Monday, October 1st, 2018

From Mexico City to Kansas City to Nairobi to Emu Plains, Australia, orchids are loved around the globe. Check out these great events happening everywhere in their honor. October 2 Plantation Orchid Society Auction, Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd., Plantation, Florida October 3 – 14 Big Fresno Fair Orchid Show, Fresno Fairgrounds, Floriculture Building, 2011 […]