Category : orchids

Orchid Death

Orchid Death

My daughter received a Phalaenopsis orchid as a gift about a month ago. I don’t have pics of it then, but believe me when I say it was gorgeous! It was covered with white blossoms. When I arrived today, all the flowers were gone, the stem was yellow and I

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National Orchid Day

National Orchid Day

Today, to celebrate National Orchid Day, I was lucky enough to interview the curator of the orchids for Vizcaya Gardens in Miami, Florida. We visited there in January, and it was gorgeous! Following is my interview with Carol de Biase, the orchid curator. 1. How long have you worked at Vizcaya? I’ve been

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Touring Gardens In Miami

Touring Gardens In Miami

While attending the TPIE (Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition) in Florida, the GWA (Garden Writers Association) members were invited by the FNGLA (Florida Nursery, Garden, and Landscape Association) to go on a day long multiple garden tour. We started out at Vizcaya Gardens and then continued on to visit a few private

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The Gardener’s Show House

The Gardener’s Show House

I loved the conservatory at The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, but my favorite area was the Gardener’s Show House. As I mentioned before, the show house was designed by Elvin McDonald. It was opened in 2007 and I think you will see how special it is. I love the use

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More Houseplants At The Show

More Houseplants At The Show

In an earlier post I took you along on my visit to the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) and we saw how the show used decorating trends and plant trends together in vignettes. That was just the beginning of the show. I want to show you some new products and

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