Splendor in the Garden (House)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Orchid growers have outdone themselves at Fairchild's 9th Annual International Orchid Festival that opens Friday and runs through Sunday. There are leagues of glorious flowers on display, which undoubtedly will entice you to join the tribe of orchid lovers here in South Florida.

Commercial growers have created table top displays that are works of art, and hobbyists have added a special vitality with multitudes of orchid types and colors.

Here are some samples of what you will see.

Grand champion is an enormous Cattleya skinneri.

Best Cymbidium: Dorothy
Stockton 'Forbidden Fruit.'

Robiquettia cerina.




Orchid Society of Coral Gables' central display, waterfall.

Blc. Golf Green 'Hair Pig'
is glorious despite its peculiar name.

Best Paphiopedilum went
to Paph. bellatulum x
Paph. Hsinying Scentre.