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Willy Wonka’s Favorite Orchids

You may be wondering what does Willy Wonka have to do with orchids?  He’d love these because they smell amazingly like milk chocolate! Every year these deliciously fragrant orchids make their home in the same area of the Franklin Park … Continue reading

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Orchids and Snow

I have been attending the annual orchid show at the conservatory since 2012 and I’ve seen so many wonderful varieties year after year.  This visit was a little different because we were between snow storms at the time and there … Continue reading

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It’s Back! The Annual Orchid Show

 

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Burgundy Slippers

Today is the last day of my orchid series and in reality I believe the show ends today here as well.  Stay tuned for a new series…as soon as I figure out what it will be.  Have a great weekend … Continue reading

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Cymbidiums Again

This is one of the orchids at the show that had a wonderful fragrance although some would say the one orchid species that smells like chocolate wins the prize.

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Shy

Some shy little Cymbidium orchids not fully opened.

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Oncidium Wildcat ‘Yellow’

I’ve often come upon a species of butterfly that I’ve never seen before when I visit butterfly exhibits but not so much with orchids.  I’m starting to get the hang of the names of the orchids when their show returns … Continue reading

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Who’s Howard and what was his dream?

Beallara Marfitch – Howard’s Dream.

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They’re Back!

The orchids have returned to the Franklin Park Conservatory and we were there today.  Here is just a preview of things to come later…

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Three shades of Cymbidiums

Cymbidium /sɪmˈbɪdiəm/,[1] or boat orchid, is a genus of 52 evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. The new Latin genus name is derived from the Latin cymba meaning boat. Its first known use was in 1815.    Wikipedia  I … Continue reading

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