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February 15 – March 16 10,000+ orchids at our first-ever exhibition. Your senses are telling you: You need color. You need nature. You need to go somewhere warm. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid/

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What is a ghost orchid, and where do ghost orchids grow? Ghost orchid plants are also known as white frog orchids, thanks to the froglike shape of the oddlooking orchid flowers. Want to learn more ghost orchid information? Click this article. Orchid Plants, All Plants, Orchid Flowers, Live Plants, Peony Care, Orchid Care, Ghost Orchid, Orchid Varieties, Growing Orchids

Studying Fungi Amid the Ghost Orchids

Just like magic, a ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) appears overhead in a Florida swamp. Its pale roots extend like gloved fingers across the bark of a pond apple tree (Annona glabra), while it…

Sugar Cymbidium orchid by Robert Haynes. Photo ©Tony Harris London-based sugar artist Robert Haynes specializes in creating, and teaching others how to make, “botanically correct sugar flowers. Clay Flowers, Sugar Flowers, Edible Cake Decorations, Wedding Decorations, Gum Paste Flowers, Flower Studio, Still Life Photos, Cymbidium Orchids, Fondant

Six Reasons Why Orchids Are Cool

Think you can tell the difference between an orchid and a praying mantis? Or an orchid and a sugar flower? See for yourself, and get ready to view 10,000 orchids in bloom at the Chicago Botanic Gar…

With our Orchid Show set to open on mid-February and the first shipment of flowers due to arrive any day, we all have a touch of orchid fever here at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Orchid Show, Orchids, Flowers, Plants, Lilies, Flora, Plant, Royal Icing Flowers, Flower

A Scientist with Orchid Fever

With our Orchid Show set to open on mid-February and the first shipment of flowers due to arrive any day, we all have a touch of orchid fever here at the Chicago Botanic Garden.Naturally, we wonder…

PHOTO: Delicate orchids decorate a white china tea mug. Chicago Botanic Garden, Orchid Show, Project Ideas, Projects, White China, Practical Gifts, Tea Mugs, Art Lessons, Orchids

A practical gift…with a rare provenance

A friend/colleague recently gifted me with a new Chicago Botanic Garden office mug—so appropriate since she knows I don’t go anywhere without a cup of tea. What she didn’t know was that I’d soon be…

We learned about some of the more unusual orchids featured in the Orchid Show (purchase tickets here) when we toured with Boyce Tankersley, director of living plant documentation.Boyce told us we h… Orchid Show, Live Plants, Orchids, Bloom, Gardening, Nature, Flowers, Garten, Lilies

Blooms with Boyce: The Orchid Show

We learned about some of the more unusual orchids featured in the Orchid Show (purchase tickets here) when we toured with Boyce Tankersley, director of living plant documentation.Boyce told us we h…

After visiting the Orchid Show (purchase tickets here), you may be inspired to try growing an orchid in your home, but for the new orchid grower, selecting an orchid may seem overwhelming. Orchid Show, Horticulture, The Selection, Orchids, Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Garten, Lilies, Lawn And Garden

How to Select a Good Orchid

After visiting the Orchid Show (purchase tickets here), you may be inspired to try growing an orchid in your home, but for the new orchid grower, selecting an orchid may seem overwhelming. Here are…

Stacy Stoldt is never not working on an exhibition.Even when the Lenhardt Library’s public services manager is staffing the desk, answering reference questions, and locating articles for staff, the… Botanical Gardens, Beautiful Flowers, Orchids, Waiting, Told You So, This Or That Questions, Exhibitions, Fields, Nature

“But wait! There’s more!”

Stacy Stoldt is never not working on an exhibition.Even when the Lenhardt Library’s public services manager is staffing the desk, answering reference questions, and locating articles for staff, the…

The Love Lives of Orchids - Four fab stories with lyrics from the Fab Four Chicago Botanic Garden, Orchid Show, The Fab Four, Sandy Beaches, North Shore, Horticulture, Love Life, Beautiful Flowers, Orchids

The Love Lives of Orchids

Valentine’s Day has special meaning for us at the Chicago Botanic Garden—it’s opening night for our Orchid Show (purchase tickets here). With that in mind, we’ve gathered a few stories about how or…

The Regenstein Center Greenhouses and Galleries at the Chicago Botanic Garden are transformed into a tropical paradise with inspiring displays of, among others, multi-floral miniature orchids such as the Phalaenopsis 'Timothy Christopher'. Tiny White Flowers, Exotic Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, White Orchids, Gorgeous Gorgeous, Orchid Flowers, Moth Orchid, Phalaenopsis Orchid, Orchid Show

Orchids in Your Living Room?

How to See Them Through the WinterJanuary seems like an unlikely time to talk orchids, yet they're at the top of our minds at the Garden this month, as we prepare for the Orchid Show. This got us thinking: how does a smart gardener care for orchids in the depths of winter? With just a few adjustments to the basics.

An Orchid FAQ: How to Repot, from Mallman Botanic Garden Orchid Show, Orchid Care, Orchid Nursery, Above The Rim, Orchid Roots, Biscuit, Chicago Botanic Garden, Growing Orchids, Green Tips

An Orchid FAQ: How to Repot

Talk around the Garden is all about orchids this month, with the opening of our Orchid Show. Among the many interesting orchid conversations, there is one question that gets asked repeatedly by gardeners of all skill levels: "How do I repot my orchid?"Luckily, the answer for most orchids is, "It's easy."

Gabe at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show! Chicago Botanic Garden, Orchid Show, Succulents Garden, Horticulture, Garden Landscaping, Orchids, Behind The Scenes, Indoor Gardening, Landscape

Creating a World of Wonder: The Orchid Show 2014

In three days, the Chicago Botanic Garden will present its first ever Garden-designed Orchid Show (purchase tickets here). Looking at it now, the winter of 2014 has not been an ideal year to tackle…

Paphiopedilum spicerianum - See it at The Orchid Show www. Orchid Show, Orchidaceae, Planting Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Orchids, Flora, Plants, Slippers, Roses

Paphiopedilum spicerianum - See it at The Orchid Show www.chicagobotani...

Oncidium Rosy Sunset 'Pacific Satin' - See it at The Orchid Show www. Chicago Botanic Garden, Orchid Show, Houseplants, Beautiful Flowers, Orchids, Flora, Heaven, Roses, Satin

Oncidium Rosy Sunset 'Pacific Satin' - See it at The Orchid Show www.chicagobotani...

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