Archive for April, 2024

A Lovable Little Lepanthes Orchid

Friday, April 26th, 2024

For years, I’ve needed glasses to see small things. Despite that, I bought this lovable little Lepanthes orchid at February’s Pacific Orchid Expo. I knew that its blossoms would be tiny, colorful specks. A month after bringing it home, it popped open a flower, then another, and another. It’s kept going ever since. The charming […]

Study Shows Orchid Family Emerged and Thrived Alongside Dinosaurs

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Scientists from the UK, Latin America, Asia, and Australia have assembled the most extensive orchid family tree ever created. It’s part of a new study, which also finds that orchids first evolved about 85 million years ago. That means they shared the earth with dinosaurs for about 20 million years. Contrary to previous works which […]

April Orchid Events

Monday, April 1st, 2024

From Singapore to San Diego to Saskatoon, orchid lovers are busy this month. Check out these events happening around the globe. April 3 – 6 American Orchid Society Spring Members Meeting, Krull-Smith, 2800 W. Ponkan Rd., Apopka, Florida April 5 – 6 Central East Texas Orchid Society & Sale, First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway […]