Orchids: a continuing fever

Orchids at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, 2009 – 2018 and at the Philadelphia Flower Show years without number

Longwood Gardens:  pleasure gardens, conservatory and research establishment left by Pierre S. du Pont, 1870-1954.

The Philadelphia Flower Show takes place in March every year and is a fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

 

 

 

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 Epiphytic orchids which normally grow on trees, sometimes on rock surfaces (lithophytes), and take their nutrients from air, rain and debris are hanging here from rafters.

 

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