Of Orchids


Last year we had some really nice warm days during the month of February.  One of those days we decided to take a trip to Longwood Gardens to see the Orchid Extravaganza.  We would like to go again this year if we get a nice day.

To hold us over, on Saturday we took a trip to Hershey Gardens because they were having a three day orchid fest.  No way does it compare to Longwood, but it was an interesting day anyway.

It has been a few years since I was at the gardens so I wasn’t aware that the location of the entrance had changed.  It worked out well because we went in right where the orchid display was.

I admit that I don’t know much if anything about flowers.  I was amazed at the different types and sizes of orchids.  I guess I have a mental image of what orchids look like so some of them surprised me.  Here are a few of the ones we saw.

I did like the coloring of this one.


To me, this one looked like a face.


Here’s a close up.


Of course vendors had flowers for sale.

Around the perimeter of the room there were displays set up by the vendors and different orchid societies.

I am still hoping that we will get a chance to get back to Longwood Gardens while the orchid show is still there.  It runs through March.  Bit if we don’t, this trip to Hershey will do.


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19 responses to “Of Orchids

  1. Gorgeous orchids! I am hoping that we will get to the Botanical Garden in St. Louis to see their orchid show this month. Lovely to look at, but I don’t have the green thumb for maintaining this beautiful flower.

  2. Thank you for sharing 🙂 they are beautiful and it seems as if they have personality of their own.

  3. Can’t see an orchid without thinking of one of my favorite all time literary characters: Nero Wolfe.

  4. Beautiful orchids!!!! My dad raised some indoors for a few years. Orchids always make me think of him.

  5. This is exactly what Dave and I would like to be doing right this minute. The pictures are definitely frameable. xo

  6. Judy C.

    Beautiful flowers and a good way to spend a cold day! Spring must be around the corner!

  7. I had hoped to go on Sunday, but the weather was so miserable (that I didn’t leave the house!). Thanks for bringing me to the Gardens from my couch!

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