All posts tagged Orchids

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

The NYBG Orchid Show: Traveling Back in Time With the World’s Most Adventurous Flower

Orchids are easy to obsess over. Who hasn’t been preoccupied with a phalaenopsis at one point? Had some cattleyas floating around the back of your head?…

Santa Barbara Orchid Show - 2015 - Featured on The Horticult

Intense Inflorescence: Day Tripping at the 70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

Sultry and complicated and scandalously expressive, the orchid has a way of bringing out bee-like behavior in even the most sensible of people.…

Night at the Museum: Dancing With Plants and Paintings at ‘Art Alive’

Last weekend Art Alive happened — and to kick things off, Ryan asked if I would be his date to the plant prom.…

Garden Tour: A Beach Bungalow With a Wild, Bohemian Heart

The riotous garden Joe Skoby has created is one that embraces you, absorbs you, tickles you on the ear. Tall philodendrons curve to create organic archways, a snail vine wraps a palm tree in a rich stole of purple flowers, and a creeping fig pokes a feeler through the bathroom window.…

Room With a (Botanical) View: Explore the Kauai Resort That’s Also a Plant Lover’s Paradise

“This place is classic Hawaii,” the guy tells us from across the pool table at Stevenson’s Library at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.…

Game of Thorns! Our Friend Kimberly on How She Went From Playing Polo to Tending the Best Roses on the Block

We met our neighbor Kimberly’s roses before we met Kimberly herself. They’re bright and big and perfumey, her roses, when they’re in bloom: flashes of apricot and salmon winding around the black fence that lines her yard.…

UPDATE: Adelaide’s Adds Romantic-Mod Florals to Our Vase Design! Plus, Photos From Last Week’s Moonlight Picnic

Updated on September 22, 2013: Last Thursday we, alongside 1,600 other guests, wined, dined and danced at Dîner en Blanc.

Gone, Hollywood: A Wild, Modern Home That Will Make You Forget You’re in LA

Like Zora Neale Hurston said, “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” So it seems wonderfully apt that Lora and Frank Banzali — two magnetic Midwesterners who traded Illinois winters for LA’s endless summer — would cultivate their surroundings with cold-hardy plants that mingle easily with sun-hungry tropicals.…

They’re Speck-tacular: The Tough, Tiny Life of an Orchid Seed

It’s been a while since our last orchid-related post. Today we decided to check back in the sultry, sculptural flowers of the Orchidaceae family because April is National Orchid Month (at least according to the American Orchid Society) and because the wild orchid at the foot of our loquat tree is exploding with seeds right now.…

Sidewalk Jungle: The Wild Orchids Next Door

“The great Victorian-era orchid hunter William Arnold drowned on a collecting expedition on the Orinoco River […] The linguist and plant collector Augustus Margary survived toothache, rheumatism, pleurisy, and dysentery while sailing the Yangtze only to be murdered when he completed his mission and traveled beyond Bhamo.…