16 September 2014

Worlds of Orchids

Last Saturday my son Matt and I visited Salisbury Greenhouse for the Worlds of Orchids event.  While I couldn't attend the classes, though I really wanted to, we did manage to take in the displays and speak to a few growers.  I even came away with a new orchid; a gift from my son.  The last photos are of my orchid. Matt bought one for himself as well.  He has upwards of 15 different orchids now! He is taking the preparatory courses for Landscape Design at school, which I am thrilled about because he has a definite talent and interest for it, so events like this are helpful to educate and inspire.

Of course I had to take photos, a lot of them!  I won't bore you with all of them so here are a few of the over 80 that I took.

The teeniest orchid




 



















The  Wagner Natural Area is not too far from my city and is the habitat for several species of wildlife and a couple native orchid species. 






 The wildlife of the Wagner Natural Area, above.




















Application for Registration of an Orchid Hybrid 
(above)























Matt's new orchid, Sand Black Star, above




My new orchid, left and right.

















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