Archive for the 'Growing Orchids in San Francisco' Category

Don’t Miss Orchids in the Park This Weekend

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

The San Francisco Orchid Society presents Orchids in the Park this Saturday and Sunday, July 29th-30th. The event happens at the SF County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue near Lincoln Way, in Golden Gate Park. In addition to amazing orchids, there will be great vendors, hands-on demos, expert growing advice, kids’ activities, and conservation info. […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2023 Is Coming!

Monday, February 20th, 2023

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, don’t miss Pacific Orchid Expo 2023, running from this Friday, February 24th until Sunday, February 26th. Also, catch the special Preview Night on Thursday, February 23rd. It all happens at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way. These photos from […]

An Orchid Masquerade

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Dave and I were thrilled to attend the Pacific Orchid Expo in San Francisco yesterday. After a two year break, the show is as superb as past events, and there are plenty of vendors to satisfy orchid shopping needs. This year’s theme is “Orchid Masquerade.” Taking advantage of the pun, exhibitors have displayed orchids with […]

Excitement Grows Ahead of the Pacific Orchid Expo

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Excitement is growing ahead of the Pacific Orchid Expo, especially for me! I can’t wait to go to San Francisco’s first orchid show in two years, running from Friday, February 25th to Sunday, February 27th, with a special opening night on Thursday, February 24th. It will all happen at the County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth […]

Three Online Orchid Sales

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Orchid lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area can take advantage of two local online sales. In addition, Hengduan Biotech in China is having an online sale that will ship most anywhere in the world. Ongoing until January 29 The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is renovating its Tropical House, and selling divisions […]

Pacifica Gardens

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

As we continue to shelter in place and stay close to home, Dave and I have been taking walks around nearby neighborhoods, and enjoying great Pacifica gardens. Of course, we follow public health guidelines, keeping a safe distance, and wearing masks when we’re near other people, but these areas aren’t crowded, so it’s easy. While […]

A Big Season for Cymbidium Orchids

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

The California coast is already a beautiful place, and Cymbidium orchids make it even better. Since we moved to Pacifica several years ago, we’ve acquired more of them. Dave occasionally brings a nice one home from the grocery store. Usually they bloom in different seasons, but this year they all decided to flower over the […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The San Francisco Orchid Society puts on fantastic shows. This past weekend’s Pacific Orchid Expo was another great success, full of astounding blooms and friendly orchid lovers. It was also full of gasps of amazement as visitors saw how much more there is to the orchid world than standard grocery store varieties. I came home […]

Don’t Miss Pacific Orchid Expo 2020

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

San Francisco’s big annual orchid show runs this weekend from February 21st – 23rd, and includes a special preview night on Thursday, February 20th. These photos from last year’s expo are just a small sample of what to expect. Over 150,000 orchids will be on display, alongside dozens of vendors, expert care demos, and kids’ […]

Orchids in the Park 2019

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Orchids in the Park is San Francisco’s summer orchid show, and it’s always full of delights. At last month’s event, I heard many visitors gasping in wonder as they walked though the front door. Everyone from novices to experts could find something to marvel at. The weird and wonderful flowers in this post were only […]