Archive for February, 2020

Dogs Are an Orchid’s Best Friend

Friday, February 21st, 2020

In the vast orchid family full of weird plants, Rhizanthellas stand out as among the weirdest. These Australian natives live their whole lives underground, and feed off fungi rather than photosynthesize. Their flowers occasionally break the surface, but usually out of sight in the dirt or leaf litter, so they’re really hard to find. But […]

Don’t Miss Pacific Orchid Expo 2020

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

San Francisco’s big annual orchid show runs this weekend from February 21st – 23rd, and includes a special preview night on Thursday, February 20th. These photos from last year’s expo are just a small sample of what to expect. Over 150,000 orchids will be on display, alongside dozens of vendors, expert care demos, and kids’ […]

Even More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

In addition to the earlier listings here and here, more orchid exhibits are starting in New York City and Washington DC. February 15 – April 19 Experience the Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Each gallery in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory creates “a different color experience […]

Orchid Valentines

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Orchids have become so favored as Valentine’s gifts that it’s now a common dilemma whether to keep the plant afterwards. Many think that orchids are impossible to grow, but with basic care info, common varieties are easy.  The most popular are Moth Orchids, like those pictured in the photos above. Check out more tips about […]

More Photos from RHS Garden Wisley

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

In my first post about RHS Garden Wisley, I focused on orchids, but there was certainly plenty more to enjoy. There’s only one more orchid in this post, a Stanhopea in the first picture. Stanhopeas are known for their bizarre but short-lived flowers, only lasting a few days. We certainly were lucky to find so […]