Monday, March 26, 2018

A Break from the Madness: Orchid Daze 2018

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Let's take a break from stitching and look at some beautiful orchids, shall we?
The Atlanta Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Daze is happening right now, through April 8th, so you still have some time to immerse yourself in the piles of orchids...
...mounds of orchids!
There's no "theme" this year as there has been in years past, but that's fine, because it lets the orchids really shine.

One cool thing they did this year is to try to help you tie together which different orchids are part of the same species. I'm not sure if you can see it well in this shot, but some of the orchids are displayed on 3D wireform shapes. Then, throughout both orchid houses (regular and high elevation), there are signs of the same shape (triangle, octagon, etc.) next to the orchids of the same family.
There are hanging orchids, orchids in pots,
orchids peeking out from behind leaves...
Compared to the main display area, it's really like a treasure hunt in the high elevation house.
But your efforts are amply rewarded!

I highly recommend visiting the Garden during Orchid Daze, because not only will you see tons of beautiful orchids, you'll also get the benefit of Atlanta Blooms, where there are literally thousands of tulips blooming.
I know, I'm such a tease, but there will be tulips pictures...right after another March Madness update!

A little break from March Madness with some beautiful orchids!


Brigitte said...

Orchids are such wonderful flowers. I have one in my kitchen by one of the kitchen windows. It's already old but whenever we decide to throw it out it starts blooming again. Can that flower hear us? Lol.

Renee said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

jocondine said...

Just gorgeous! Amazing exhibition. xxx

Julie said...

Stunning exhibition, very pretty.

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, I had no idea how many different orchids there were! They are so beautiful.

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