Archive for January, 2024

Pansy Orchids and Spectacular Waterfalls

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Pansy Orchids, or Miltoniopsis, have brilliant colors, sweet scents, and delightful waterfalls. This popular genus resembles pansies, and features pink, yellow, red, purple, or white blooms. Colorful patterns on their flower lips appear to flow downwards, and are called waterfalls. There’s lots of confusion between Miltoniopsis and Miltonia. Miltonias are a closely related genus, requiring […]

Island Orchid Adapts to Find New Pollinator

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Like all living organisms, orchids adapt to survive. An orchid arrived on a remote island, without the bumblebee species which pollinates it. Goodyera henryi lives in parts of east Asia, including the Japanese mainland. When it reached Kozu Island, it might have died out without reproducing. However, Goodyera similis, a closely related species, also lives […]

January Orchid Events

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Happy New Year! There are big shows in Tokyo and Miami this month, as well as extended exhibits in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Filoli Gardens in the SF Bay Area. Many events are designed to counter winter’s chill with lush, tropical beauty. January 5 – 7 Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Society Show & Sale, Charles F. […]