Archive for May, 2024

A Sparkling White Masdevallia Orchid

Monday, May 20th, 2024

These stunning white Masdevallia flowers are remarkable for their beauty, and also for what they show about orchid variability. Masdevallia coccinea is native to Colombia, where it lives high in the Andes from 8000-11,000 feet (approx. 2500-3500 m.) Known in Spanish as la banderita (little flag,) this species comes in a range of distinct colors. […]

Orchid Show Shines in San Mateo

Friday, May 10th, 2024

At the end of April, Dave and I enjoyed attending a little orchid show in nearby San Mateo, south of San Francisco. The Peninsula Orchid Society and the Gold Coast Cymbidium Society joined forces for an event that was full of winning orchids. Elegant, exotic, weird, wonderful, large, and small were packed into wonderfully diverse […]

May Orchid Events

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

May brings lots of great events, with many around Mother’s Day. Later in the month, the Redland International Orchid Festival in Homestead, Florida is one of the country’s largest orchid shows, and London’s Chelsea Flower Show features lots of glitz, glamour, and royalty alongside the greenery. May 1 – 5 Festival de Orquídeas, Centro del […]