• Orchid Photo of the Week

    AboutOrchids Feb 18, 2018 | 01:55 am

    The American Orchid Society (AOS) invites orchid lovers to submit their digital photos as candidates for the Orchid Photo of the Week. One picture is selected each week to feature on the AOS homepage. Photos must be posted to the AOS Flickr group (it’s free to open a Flickr account if you don’t already have […]

  • Valentine Orchid Care

    AboutOrchids Feb 14, 2018 | 05:45 am

    Now that you have a beautiful Valentine orchid, what do you do with it? Don’t panic! Most orchids don’t deserve their difficult reputations. A few care tips can help you keep your orchid happy. Identify your orchid – Moth Orchids, like the three in the row of photos above, are the most popular. Lady Slippers […]

  • The Orchid I Want For Valentine’s Day

    AboutOrchids Feb 11, 2018 | 23:08 pm

    At AboutOrchids, we love all types of orchids, but some really stand above the rest. For example, the stunning Lady Slipper ornament pictured below is a priceless antique, full of gold, diamonds, and rubies. If it weren’t locked up in a museum, it could be a great Valentine’s Day gift. Dave spotted this beauty at […]

  • And More Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Feb 9, 2018 | 05:06 am

    Check out these orchid exhibits for great Valentine’s Day activities or as warm respites from winter. Find previous listings here and here. February 8 – March 5 Mille et une orchidées (1001 Orchids) offers an escape from a chilly Paris winter at the Jardin des Plantes. Enjoy spectacular flowers among lush greenery in heated glasshouses. […]

  • Winter Blooms in Our Garden

    AboutOrchids Feb 6, 2018 | 00:13 am

    The Northern California coast is already a beautiful place, but winter orchid blooms make it even better. The plants in these photos are reliable performers in our garden every year. We grow lots of Cymbidiums, which do very well in our climate. And so do some other orchid varieties, like cool-growing Zygos, Epidendrums, Laelias, and […]

  • February Orchid Shows

    AboutOrchids Feb 1, 2018 | 00:18 am

    Orchid shows are great places to enjoy incredible flowers, take photos, talk to experts, and buy orchids. Many events are perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. Two of the world’s biggest shows happen this month in Tokyo and San Francisco. February 1 – 4 Festival de Orquídeas, Plaza del Caribe, Ponce Bypass, Ponce, Puerto Rico February […]

  • More Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Jan 27, 2018 | 04:00 am

    These extended orchid exhibits offer warm oases in the winter cold. They’re well-timed for Valentine’s Day, too. Find the previous listings here. January 27 – March 11 Celebrate Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. And don’t miss the botanically-inspired fashion show created by Kent State University Fashion School. February 2 – March 11 Daniel […]

  • AboutOrchids Is 10 Years Old Today!

    AboutOrchids Jan 20, 2018 | 20:08 pm

    AboutOrchids is 10 years old today! As we approach 900 posts over a decade, it’s easy to look back and see how the blog (and I) have grown. When somebody asks how I still come up with new posts after all these years, the answer is that I’m still learning, too. And the more I […]

  • Save the Flying Duck Orchid!

    AboutOrchids Jan 18, 2018 | 04:08 am

    The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are asking for donations to help save the Flying Duck Orchid. You may have seen its bizarre flower, which truly looks like a flying duck. Unfortunately, like many other fascinating Australian species, it’s endangered by habitat destruction and invasive species. Over 40% of South Australia’s orchids are threatened with […]

  • Winter Orchid Exhibits

    AboutOrchids Jan 15, 2018 | 14:30 pm

    Botanical gardens are great places to escape winter doldrums, especially when they hold extended orchid exhibits for just that purpose. These amazing events run for weeks, and provide an easy way to enjoy a day in a tropical rainforest. January 11 – February 19 Denver Botanic Gardens presents an Orchid Showcase with hundreds of tropical […]