Archive for December, 2022

January Orchid Events

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Welcome 2023 with orchids. January brings a variety of shows, auctions, classes, webinars, and exhibitions. Happy new year! January 5 – 9 All Japan Orchid Society Show, Bunka Kaikan Culture Center, 2nd floor, Sunshine City, Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-1-4, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan January 7 Orchid Society of Great Britain Auction, Cole Court, 150 London Rd., Twickenham, London, […]

New Zealanders Can Help Unravel a 250-Year-Old Orchid Mystery

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Massey University student Hayden Jones and Botany Curator Carlos Lehnebach are launching a citizen-science project to solve an orchid mystery. Maikuku, also known as the White Sun Orchid or Thelymitra longifolia, is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most common orchids. Although it was scientifically discovered 250 years ago, botanists wonder if its beautiful white blooms […]

Orchids for the Winter Solstice

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Orchids work wonders for brightening the shortest day and longest night of the year. Having attended three orchid shows in 2022, after a two-year pandemic break, it was easy for me to find a few brilliant photos. The first four pictures are from the Pacific Orchid Expo last winter, the next four are from the […]

Big, Bold Sobralia Blooms

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

This Sobralia orchid has been a reliable cool-grower in our garden for over a decade. Its scientific name, Sobralia macrantha, means “big-flowered Sobralia” and it’s no lie. These large, purple blooms with their frilly lips can span 10 inches (25 cm,) but mine are usually a little smaller. A few years ago, I moved this […]

Great Orchid Gifts for Kids

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Kids will get stuck on orchids with the American Orchid Society’s (AOS) engaging gifts for children. The Stuck on Orchids sticker book includes stickers, basic info, and opportunities for coloring. It covers seven of the most common orchid varieties. The Orchid Nonsense Coloring Book features over 40 designs of orchids, animals, and characters, ready for […]

December Orchid Events

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

December is always the slowest month of the year for orchid shows. In addition to the events below, many orchid societies have holiday parties and auctions which may be open to visitors. Happy holidays! December 2 Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee Show, Eric Young Orchid Foundation, La Rue du Moulin de Ponterrin, Victoria Village, Trinity, […]