Archive for April, 2022

Spring Blooms in Our Garden

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

As the days lengthen and warm on the Northern California coast, our spring garden has burst into bloom. Starting with the orchids, there are Cymbidiums, Masdevallias, Dendrobiums, and more. Usually our rainy season has wound down by April, but we had light showers for the past couple weeks, which put plant growth into overdrive. We’ll […]

Enjoy Brazilian Orchids in Digital Form

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Nossa! Brazil is full of amazing flowers, and Orchid News is a digital magazine which brings the country’s orchids to life. It was published for many years, but then paused. Now, new issues are being put out sporadically. However past issues are online, and provide plenty to read. There are lots of informative articles and […]

More Photos from the Pacific Orchid Expo

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

It takes me a while to sort through and tag show photos from two cell phones and a camera, but the task is now complete. Pacific Orchid Expo 2022 presented a total orchid overload, which is my idea of paradise. There were orchids you could find in a supermarket, but there was so much more. […]

April Orchid Events

Friday, April 1st, 2022

For the past two years, I’ve only listed events with basic health precautions, because I don’t want to be part of any irresponsible behavior which has undoubtedly worsened this pandemic. Now mask restrictions have loosened in many places, even here in cautious California. (Of course, that caution has served us well. For example, San Francisco […]