An American Orchid Society survey showed that phalaenopsis, like this blue mystique moth orchid, with their long-lasting sprays of moth-like blooms in a broad array of colors, have become America's favorite orchid.
A hybrid vanda will be among the orchid on display at the exhibition, which runs through April 10.
More than 2,000 orchids, such as this slipper, were trucked in from far-away places for the show.
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:00 am
A blue wall of spikes resembling a medieval torture device was perched above a water feature in the tropical east wing of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's conservatory last week.
A garden volunteer group self-named "The Geezers" built the contraption, which was being outfitted with a cascading waterfall of spectacular yellow oncidium orchids for Ginter's inaugural Orchids Galore! event.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:00 am.