Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens “Some are no bigger than your thumbnail, while others are the size of your hand. Some mimic bees and butterflies, while others resemble a lady’s slipper. Orchids can be found in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Americas, and have evolved to survive in astonishing places. Orchids truly are the seductive stars of the Garden’s tropical plant collections, and can be viewed year-round in changing displays in the Conservatory and the Orchid Rotunda in the Library Building.”

If you are interested in growing Orchids at home the Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) is the easiest to grow.  Good light will help them rebloom although many Orchids produce flowers only once a year. Provide a north or east facing window and they prefer high humidity.  Force yourself not to over water them as the roots can’t stand being wet all the time.  As a general rule of housekeeping keep the leaves clean so light isn’t blocked.  So without further adieu here are just some of the 600+ photographs I took.  The show is ongoing until April 19th and is absolutely worth the trip to the Bronx.

Spring Fling-57

Enid Haupt Conservatory from Luce Garden



Orchid chandeliers


xOncidopsis Red Brick Road ‘Arbec’


Phalaenopsis OX Lottery ‘Fortune’





xOncostele Catatante ‘Pacific Sunspots’




Acer griseum – look at that gorgeous peeling bark


Magnolia Blossoms Glowing



Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden


Saurauia Madrensis- Tropical America

I do hope you can get to this magnificent show!  The burst of springtime was refreshing.  It was hard to select only these as there so many beautiful exhibitions of Orchids from all over the world.  There are 30,000 varieties of Orchids and many are represented here so go and enjoy! Want more Spring? Head to the NY Botanical Gardens