Archive for September, 2022

October Orchid Events

Friday, September 30th, 2022

From Nairobi to Atlanta to Barcelona to Honolulu to Seattle to Brisbane to Guatemala City, orchids are beloved around the globe. Check out these events, and also check with your orchid society for local shows, auctions, and seminars. October 1 North of England Orchid Society Plant Auction, Barton Village Hall, Preston, Lancashire, UK October 1 […]

Scientists Join Forces to Prevent Extinction of New Zealand’s Rarest Orchid

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

The Swamp Helmet Orchid, Corybas carsei, is the tiniest and rarest Corybas orchid in New Zealand. There are only a few hundred remaining in a very small patch of land within their wetland homes. Fortunately, scientists have joined forces to save them. The Department of Conservation has been working for decades to protect the endangered […]

Orchids for the Fall Equinox

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The Northern California coast is usually warmest in autumn. The summer fog eases, and lets the sun shine through. In Pacifica, the warmer weather has arrived on schedule, and that’s reason enough to celebrate today’s equinox with some gorgeous blooms. They’re only photos from an old orchid show, but they fit the seasonal cycle quite […]

Orchids in Our Late Summer Garden

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Our Pacifica garden is finishing up the summer with radiant orchids. There are lots of great colors, small blossoms and large, and a swelling seedpod on my Prosthechea. It must be have been pollinated by a busy little Anna’s Hummingbird. The fruit has been growing for over two months already, its wilted flower still hanging […]

Orchids for Lehigh Acres: Restoring Florida’s Native Species

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Florida’s ongoing Million Orchid Project has been succeeding. Community groups, schools, and businesses, like the Lehigh Acres company highlighted in the news story below, are tying native orchids to trees. They hope to restore some of the state’s lost natural beauty, missing due to decades of habitat destruction and poaching. Run by Fairchild Tropical Botanic […]

September Orchid Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

September is a busy month, with orchid events from six continents listed below. Orchid lovers in Australia and New Zealand have dozens of shows to choose from. Please wear masks to indoor events to protect yourself and others from COVID. September 1 – 3 Hawkesbury District Orchid Society Show, Richmond Market Place, 78 March St., […]