Friday, April 8, 2011

Orchid Show: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA

I love plants - always have, always will.  Growing up I had a room full of houseplants, but funny, no flowering plants.  I started getting into orchids about two years ago and have posted several times about the orchids Mr. Olive has given me and others I've bought.  I'm a total beginner and need to hone my skills in caring for them so I can get flowers.  My little collection makes me happy, but seeing the Orchid Show at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a huge treat for me.  I'm lucky to have a college-friend live in that town so twice now, we've packed up the car and headed to the Orchid Show and tie in a great visit-weekend.  The show is put on with different orchid societies putting together its display and then the orchids are judged.  I wanted to share some pictures of the gorgeous flowers.

 Several different orchids:
 Catleya (I think):
 Phaleanopsis injected with blue dye:
 Paphiopedlium (I think):
 Vanda (I loved these!):
 Militonis (pansy orchid):
Now, next set of pictures will be of my plants - the ones I've managed to get to flower.   Enjoy!


  1. Wow, I wouldn't have ever thought to dye orchids blue {or any flower for that matter} but the blue ones were my favorite for some reason! Thanks for sharing so many lovely pictures... and for visiting my blog!

    ♥ Janell


  2. Gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your beauties :)
    So glad to be back in touch!

  3. So pretty! My Orchid bloomed just recently. I love them! The are gorgeous in a structural way that is different from any other flower!

  4. These are so gorgeous! I think the Vandas is my favorite. I've loved orchids for a while now, but I've never even attempted to grow them because I've heard how difficult it can be. I can't wait to see yours!

    On a side note, I've got some lotion that is scented with orchid oil. It smells amazing!


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