On Saturday I checked out the Orchid Show exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens. I must have misunderstood the difference between this orchid show and others that I've heard about, since this wasn't the kind of show with judging and vendors putting up displays of orchids for sale. Instead, the show consisted of several rooms in the NYBG greenhouses filled up with artful displays of blooms. Additionally, the regular portion of the greenhouse had all sorts of orchids blooming in nooks and crannies in a more natural setting.
The sunny Saturday made a wonderful experience walking through the greenhouse enjoying the blooms of orchids and all sorts of other exotic plants. (And I think I added several more species to my growing wishlist)
A non-orchid dazzler--the Mysore Clockvine
Nun Orchid--Phaius Tankervilliae
Like a butterfly in flight--Psychopsis orchid bloom high in the air
Zygolum Rhein Moonlight
Oncidium Sweet Sugar
Jade Vine--people were wondering if the color was artificial, but it seems to actually grow this way
A display of miniatures behind a glass screen
Living Rocks--Lithops dorotheae
Giant Longhorn Fern
Tolumnia Genting Angel
And I didn't go home empty handed. :-) But this post is long enough already, so I will leave that for another day.