Orchids away!


Six years ago this day we wandered the Bot Garden. Outside we saw redbuds and ornamental fruit trees. Indoors we saw orchids orchids orchids. The waxiness of their petals amazes me (some species, anyway).


  1. Pooh says:

    I didn’t have time to comment yesterday morning, but the orchids are beautiful. What is the size of the actual flowers? When we were in Florida, they were selling orchids at the Farmer’s Market, and we also saw vendors selling them from the trunks of their cars. I would have loved to send one to my mom, but the logistics and expense of sending them would have surpassed the bargain prices. oh, well.

  2. Sammy says:

    These were probably 2 cm or a bit more. Not so big. Some orchids in FL are raped from the wild, which is mighty sad (remember the movie “Adaptation”). I imagine most of the cheap plants come from nurseries, or home gardens. I wonder if the higher Latino population down there is part of the impetus for this biz; they do buy/cultivate flowers, even at some of the poorest houses, IMHE.