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A Splash of Pink: What's Blooming in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

Winter is prime time for beautiful blooms in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection. The greenhouses are bursting with flowers, a welcome sight after all the gloomy weather we’ve been having in the DMV lately. 218 more words


Stone Creatures

January of 2005, my mother and I were hiking in southeastern Illinois. We met another hiker and somehow got on the subject of yellow lady slipper orchids (whose locations are usually top secret.) This gentleman told us where a small colony of them grew. 157 more words


Add Orchids to Your Christmas Decor

When you think of Christmas flowers, chances are poinsettias are the first one to come to mind. It used to be they came in either red or white, but now they are available in pink, blue, lavender—a variety of colors, and adorned with glitter. 166 more words

Gift Possibilities

The Chocolate Orchid

Uh…yeah press play :Dhttps://frozenropephotography.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/08-spaghetti-junction.mp3While visiting the Flower District in the city I came across this rare and expensive flower known as the Chocolate Orchid. 21 more words

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Cypripedium Orchids

Cypripedium or Lady Slipper orchids are some of the most exotic and showiest of orchids.  In my opinion, some of them look like they have little faces…or  little aliens piloting their space ships.