GARY Kilkenny has been growing orchids for 20 years . . .
For John Solway, creating the perfect orchid started with pollination.
Wondai Orchid Show Grand Champion Russell Hopkins’ strategy was as important as plant quality when it came to showing.
St. Augustine Orchid Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 5 at Watson Realty, 3505 U.S. 1 South. The guest speaker will be Tom Kuligowski. Kuligowski is an avid orchid hobbyist and photographer, specializing in angraecums. Angraecums are known for their beautiful showy flowers, and many are fragrant at night.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens celebrates National Public Gardens Day at its 79th annual May Market on May 8 and 9.
“The tropical booth will feature harder-to-find tropical foliage, flowering plants and orchids,” says Connie George, director of marketing and communications at Phipps. “A section of our booth will host the Western Pennsylvania Orchid Society, selling orchids from our orchid show with members available to answer orchid questions.”
The Phipps market will be from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 at the conservatory in Schenley Park. The market is free both days, and on May 8, National Public Gardens Day, Phipps admission is 50 percent off during event hours.
The Platinum Coast Orchid Society will host its 52nd annual Orchid Show and Sale on May 2 and 3 at Kiwanis Island Park Gymnasium, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5.
For more information, callor visit PlatinumCoastOrchidSociety.org
Tulsa Orchid Society’s Annual Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
This is your chance to see hundreds of exotic blooming orchids on display and for sale. Tulsa Orchid Society members will be present to answer your questions and share their love of growing orchids. The Tulsa Orchid Society is a member of the American Orchid Society and a Garden Society Affiliate of the Tulsa Garden Center.
A new winner:
World’s smallest orchid flower discovered in Brazil
Orchid measuring just half a millimetre discovered at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil
The tiny bloom was initially mistaken for a fungus before being examined under a microscope at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in the south of the country.
World’s Smallest Orchid Discovered (By Accident)
December 3, 2009–The world’s smallest known orchid (pictured [on linked page])—just over 2 millimeters (0.08 inch) across and nearly see-through—has been discovered nestled in the roots of another flower in Ecuador, scientist announced this week.
Flower power: Exotic displays of orchids capture eyes and noses of spectators
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UNIVERSITY PARK — In spring, a young gardener’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of flowers — and the 50th annual Central Pennsylvania Orchid Show at the Snider Agricultural Arena was as good a place as any to meet that special seedling.
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society, Saturday’s show featured 18 different exhibits full of orchids with names like Dendrobium aggregatum, Epicattleya, and Eria coronaria —in other words, some really pretty flowers.
Blue Ridge Orchid Society show to be held May 1-3
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 pm
Join us for our Blue Ridge Orchid Society show, May 1-3, at the Center in the Square, Advance Auto Parts Atrium, in Roanoke. The American Orchid Society judged show will have displays by societies from Virginia and North Carolina. Society members and vendors will be on hand to answer all your questions. These beautiful tropical flowers will excite all your senses.
For more information, visit www.blueridgeorchidsocietyva.org or call Irene Brock at 774-9021