27 January 2012
Note: I’d like to know which is your favorite.
Yesterday I posted the first part of this week’s photo shoot at Longwood Gardens, where their current exhibition, Orchid Extravaganza, overflowed with Phalaenopsis orchids. These plants are one of the most intriguing and sumptuous of Mother Nature’s bounty. Their appearance is addictive, and manifests itself with cravings for more.
Even my affinity for native species doesn’t keep me from admiring and enjoying other flowering plants. Orchids are especially enticing, and I appreciate their individuality and evolutionary survival. The chance to see huge displays was overpowering, and certainly gives them the spotlight that they deserve.
If you’re going to be in the area, do plan a trip to the Gardens before the Orchid Extravaganza is gone (March 25). As I said yesterday, if you really fancy these beauties, the best days are March 23-25 when the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society of Orchids will bring an International Orchid Show & Sale.
Note: Please see yesterday’s post for additional photographs from my photo shoot at the Orchid Extravaganza. Images in this post’s Lens section are from the room that houses some of Longwood Gardens’ permanent collection of orchids.