• Valentine’s Orchid Care

    AboutOrchids Feb 14, 2019 | 09:00 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’ve been lucky enough to receive an orchid gift, here are a few tips to help you enjoy your plant and keep it happy. Identify it – Moth Orchids, like the row of photos above, are the most popular. Lady Slippers are in the second row of photos, and are also […]

  • Temperate House at Kew Gardens

    AboutOrchids Feb 12, 2019 | 05:18 am

    With his recent London visit, Dave was able to enjoy some of Kew Garden’s wonders, including the remarkable Temperate House. Dating to 1863, the glasshouse had closed for five years of upgrades and renovations, and reopened last May to much fanfare. It’s the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, and houses many rare plants which […]

  • And More Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Feb 9, 2019 | 14:05 pm

    Leave the winter cold behind with these spectacular orchid exhibits at acclaimed botanical gardens. Find previous listings for ongoing events here and here. February 9 – March 10 Kew Gardens in London presents Orchids: Celebrate the Colour of Colombia. Enjoy flora and fauna from one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. See photos […]

  • Orchids at Kew: Celebrate the Color of Colombia

    AboutOrchids Feb 6, 2019 | 01:30 am

    From February 9th until March 10th, Kew celebrates the orchids of Colombia. Dave visited the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens last weekend, and saw that even the initial preparations for this event are spectacular. He found remarkable Moth Orchid towers and arches full of brilliant colors. Colombia is home to over 4200 orchid […]

  • February Orchid Shows

    AboutOrchids Jan 31, 2019 | 18:01 pm

    This month, I’ve found listings for 48 events from 13 different countries. That includes two of the largest orchid shows in the world in Tokyo and San Francisco. Don’t miss these opportunities to immerse yourself in orchids! February 1 – 3 Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society Show & Sale, Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford […]

  • More Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Jan 26, 2019 | 15:05 pm

    In addition to the previous listing of botanical garden exhibits, the orchid displays listed below offer warm, tropical escapes from the cold. All of these events are perfect for Valentine’s Day excursions, too. January 26 – March 3 Art & Orchids: Invisible Links features botanical artwork at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina. […]

  • Enjoy the Filoli Orchid Show in a Famous Mansion

    AboutOrchids Jan 22, 2019 | 22:40 pm

    The Filoli Orchid Show spotlights great orchids inside a celebrated mansion. Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside, California is always worth a visit, and the orchids are a beautiful bonus. Even if you’ve never heard of Filoli, you may recognize the estate from its many Hollywood appearances, including the TV show Dynasty, and the […]

  • An Orchid Phantasm in a Pennsylvania Forest

    AboutOrchids Jan 16, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Why is a weird, parasitic orchid from Japan growing near Philadelphia? The Asian species, Cyrtosia septentrionalis, has popped up on the grounds of Longwood Gardens, and nobody really knows why. This strange orchid is a parasite on a soil fungus, and is considered impossible to cultivate. It could be that some seeds hitchhiked with other […]

  • Vertical Gardens in Buenos Aires

    AboutOrchids Jan 12, 2019 | 00:51 am

    During our recent visit to Buenos Aires, it was great to see lots of vertical gardens. We spotted green walls above stores, banks, and inside office buildings. With ongoing efforts to add green spaces to the city, it’s certainly an effective way to include more plant life in crowded neighborhoods. Ferns, vines, and even Split […]

  • Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Jan 5, 2019 | 23:45 pm

    Unlike the shows in this blog’s monthly listings, these events are long-term winter exhibits. Prominent botanical gardens show off their tropical collections, and visitors enjoy welcome respites from the cold weather. January 6- February 22 In the San Francisco Bay Area, Filoli’s Orchid Show highlights floral beauty at the historic Filoli Estate & Gardens. Local […]