Archive for December, 2021

Andy’s Orchids’ Videos

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Many orchid species lovers, including myself, are already familiar with Andy’s Orchids. Andy has been a regular sight for years at shows around the country, and a good number of my own plants were purchased from him. His jungle-like Southern California greenhouses are home to the largest and most diverse orchid species collection in the […]

December’s Solstice

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

The winter solstice is a glass-half-full or half-empty issue. It’s easy to lament the shortest day with the least light, but also easy to celebrate the increased light after today. With the assistance of a few extraordinary orchids, I’m voting for the optimistic, glass-half-full version of things. These brilliant blooms from an old orchid show […]

Give to Orchids for the Holidays

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Give orchids for the holidays, and also give to orchids to save them. Please join or donate to the essential conservation groups listed below, because orchids need our help. Worsening climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, over-collection of wild plants, and disappearing pollinators are all major threats. These organizations are trying to save orchids and all […]

Coast Redwoods Tower Over the Forest

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

I doubt that any photo of ancient Coast Redwoods can convey how massive these giants are. When standing before them in person, it’s impossible to comprehend their height. Looking up their straight trunks, and then looking up some more, you finally see the tree canopy against the sky. It’s hard to avoid straining your neck. […]

December Orchid Events

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

December’s slow schedule includes these orchid events with health precautions, like masks, for everyone’s safety. Changing pandemic conditions may cause last-minute schedule changes, so double-check these shows before attending. December 4 – 5 Sawgrass Nature Center Orchid & Plant Festival, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Dr., Coral Springs, Florida December 4 – […]