• Join the International Orchid Conservation Congress

    AboutOrchids Apr 23, 2019 | 03:27 am

    The 7th International Orchid Conservation Congress is a five day conference starting on May 28th. Scientists and conservationists will meet for this year’s event at Jodrell Laboratory in London’s Kew Gardens. Topics will include the illegal orchid trade, climate change, habitat restoration, propagation science, and much more.

  • Happy, Healthy Orchid Roots

    AboutOrchids Apr 17, 2019 | 04:06 am

    Healthy roots are essential for healthy orchids. Many people are tempted to cut off their orchid’s roots because they seem unattractive, but that’s bad for the plant. Whether they’re air plants or terrestrials, orchids need happy roots to survive and thrive. Some types have thick roots, while others have thin. All have central, wiry cores, […]

  • The Latest Orchid Science from Kew

    AboutOrchids Apr 12, 2019 | 01:21 am

    Want to stay current on orchid science news? Check out the latest at Kew’s Orchid Research Newsletter. Published twice a year, it includes updates on recent orchid papers, name changes, conferences, book reviews, and more. RBG Kew in London is a global center for plant science and conservation.

  • Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

    AboutOrchids Apr 6, 2019 | 03:31 am

    The annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is always dazzling. This year’s big event highlights the garden city of Singapore with thousands of orchids and exotic flowers, and runs a few more weeks until April 28th. Singapore is one of the world’s tiniest countries. Located near the equator in Southeast Asia, […]

  • April Orchid Shows

    AboutOrchids Apr 1, 2019 | 15:50 pm

    No fooling, there are April orchid shows from Maui to Moscow, and from Brussels to Buenos Aires. Take advantage of these great events around the world. April 5 – 7 Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society International Show & Sale, Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at Oaks, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, Pennsylvania April 5 – 7 Orchid Society […]

  • Amsterdam’s Botanical Garden

    AboutOrchids Mar 27, 2019 | 21:41 pm

    Dave’s work takes him to lots of interesting places, and he occasionally gets a free day when he can explore. Last month he visited Hortus Botanicus, which is Amsterdam’s Botanical Garden. It’s one of the oldest in the world, dating to 1638. There weren’t many orchids on display, but in the midst of a Northern […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Orchid Pots

    AboutOrchids Mar 25, 2019 | 04:13 am

    Perfectly timed for spring repotting, Better Homes & Gardens explains Everything You Need to Know About Orchid Pots. The helpful advice includes the importance of great drainage, and that most orchids prefer small pots. Terra cotta, plastic, ceramic, and mesh pots all have advantages and disadvantages to consider. The article also contains this clever tip: […]

  • Rankafu, An Orchid Masterpiece

    AboutOrchids Mar 20, 2019 | 14:00 pm

    Celebrate today’s spring equinox with these astounding orchid prints. Rankafu, which means Orchid Flower Album in Japanese, consists of 83 works done in 1946 by orchid lover Shotaro Kaga and artist Zuigetsu Ikeda. These woodblock prints are considered masterpieces for their exquisite colors, fine details, and expert use of difficult ukiyo-e printing techniques. In addition […]

  • The Secret Orchids of Palau

    AboutOrchids Mar 15, 2019 | 04:04 am

    Smithsonian magazine reveals the secret orchids of Palau. The tiny South Pacific nation is spread across 344 small islands. With sun-drenched beaches and coral reefs full of vibrant fish, it’s known as one of the best dive sites in the world. But Palau is more than a biodiversity hotspot for fish. It’s also a hotspot […]

  • More Photos from Pacific Orchid Expo 2019

    AboutOrchids Mar 9, 2019 | 22:03 pm

    The Pacific Orchid Expo is an annual immersion into orchids of all kinds. Whether it’s a stunning, green-flowered Sudamerlycaste with a delicately fringed lip, or brilliant Cymbidium flowers framed by graceful leaves, the floral diversity is remarkable. Big, small, colorful, drab, right-side up, or upside-down, it can be hard to believe that they’re all orchids. […]