Archive for May, 2021

An Introduction to East Asian Cymbidiums

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Check out the video below for an expert introduction to East Asian Cymbidiums. These orchids grow differently than most others in their genus. Although they’ve been cultivated in China for thousands of years, there’s little care info available in English. The video covers their historical significance in East Asia, variations in flowers and leaves that […]

Wildflowers by the Ocean at Mori Point

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Revel in spring blooms with these native wildflowers growing by the ocean near San Francisco. Mori Point is a 32 acre (13 hectare) park in Pacifica, California with stunning coastal views. It’s part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which encompasses much of Pacific coastline outside the Golden Gate. Dave and I recently took […]

Virtual Orchid Judging

Friday, May 14th, 2021 is judging orchids online. It’s not quite the same as in-person judging, but it’s proving to be very worthwhile. While much of the orchid world has moved online in the past year, orchid judges must examine plants in person to give awards. With most shows still cancelled, online contests are a good alternative. No […]

What to Do with a Mother’s Day Orchid

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Mother’s Day is a day for moms, and also a day for orchids. If you’re gazing at a new orchid gift, and wondering what to do with it, don’t worry. Most orchids don’t deserve their finicky reputations, and aren’t tough to grow. The most commonly sold types are Moth Orchids, like those in the row […]

Million Orchid Project Restoration Kits

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Looking for a special gift? How about kits that help save Florida’s endangered native orchid species? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering rare orchids seedlings for sale for local residents. They’re all part of Florida’s Million Orchid Project, modeled after Singapore’s success at restoring its endangered species by planting lots of them everywhere, even in […]

May Orchid Events

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Most of the orchid world continues to exist online. Check with your local orchid society for virtual meetings, shows, auctions, expert talks, and more. May 1 New Zealand Orchid Society Autumn Show, Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall, 751-761 New North Rd., Auckland, New Zealand May 5 Presentation about The Diversity and Conservation of New Zealand […]