Archive for December, 2023

Moth Orchid Warms up the Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

The winter solstice comes and goes, but Moth Orchids keep on blooming. This purple beauty was a gift from a neighbor. It’s been flowering over two months already, and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Certainly, it inspires warm thoughts on the shortest day of the year. I admit that I’ve sometimes mocked Moth […]

What’s My Favorite Orchid?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

What’s my favorite orchid? My answer to that question has always been “whatever’s in bloom right now.” Of course, there are special ones, but I can’t narrow it down to a single winner. Instead, I’ll invent a few categories to help out. Favorite flowers – Masdevallias are my favorites, but it was a tough call […]

December Orchid Events

Friday, December 1st, 2023

Despite being the slowest month for orchid events, December has shows, classes, and festivals listed on four continents. Many orchid societies have holiday parties, so check with your local group for more festivities. December 1 – 3 Exposicion de Orquídeas / Muestra de Laelia dawsonii, Museo de las Orquídeas, Prolongación Zaragoza 450, Barrio Santo Domingo, […]