Archive for February, 2024

March Orchid Events

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

It’s no surprise to find big orchid events in places like Santa Barbara, Tampa, Philadelphia, Montreal, Dresden, and Tokyo. But there are also smaller shows in unexpected places like Alberta, Manitoba, and Estonia. Orchids are truly beloved around the globe. March 1 – 3 Martin County Orchid Society Show & Sale, Martin County Fairgrounds, Building […]

Timeless Orchids at Pacific Orchid Expo 2024

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

San Francisco’s Pacific Orchid Expo is always spectacular, and this past weekend’s event did not disappoint. It was full of stunning flowers, and the eager visitors included a few old friends. We all enjoyed the exhibits, the awarded orchids, and the sales area. Among the vibrant colors, there was a purple Dendrobium with an FCC, […]

Don’t Miss the Pacific Orchid Expo This Weekend

Monday, February 12th, 2024

The 71st Annual Pacific Orchid Expo runs from this Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 18th, with a special preview night on Thursday, February 15th. It happens at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, in San Francisco. Tickets are available in advance for a discount, or at […]

The Little-Known Truth about Vanilla

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Vanilla is one of the world’s favorite and costliest flavorings, but many don’t know that it comes from an orchid. Considering this, it’s no surprise that most people aren’t aware of the deeper history of these fragrant, cured seedpods. Vanilla’s roots as a valuable food go back to Mexico’s ancient Totonacs and Aztecs, who harvested […]

February Orchid Events

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

February is a busy orchid month. Of course, I’m most excited about San Francisco’s Pacific Orchid Expo, but there’s plenty more on offer. The world’s largest orchid show takes place in Tokyo, and the 23rd World Orchid Conference happens in Taiwan, along with the Taiwan International Orchid Show. There are also long-term exhibits in New […]