ORCHID SHOW 2016, Missouri Botanical Gardens

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March 27, 2016

This is the last day to see the annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  The show is all indoors and I just love these funny little flowers.  Orchids are proof that Mother Nature has a  never ending imagination and a silly  sense of humor.

Some interesting facts :   There are documented 25,000 different species of orchids and some  can survive  up to 100 years.  Orchids can be as small as a penny or the largest weighs a couple of pounds.  They can grow anywhere in the world except where it is extremely cold or hot,  though most live in tropical rain forests.  The flower of some  orchids can last  a few hours up to six months.  Orchids produce millions of tiny seeds but only a few will develop into a plant.  Substances from the orchids are sometimes used in perfumes, spices and Asian medicine.  Vanilla is probably the best know use that  comes from the orchid.

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Am I seeing things are does this look like a face?  Such a happy, big smile!

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The traditional prom or wedding inspired orchid.

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These remind me of dancing stick puppets.

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Whirligig orchids

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Such  beauty and detail

Very  interesting……..

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These last two photos were from an interesting  framed arrangement of small bottles strung together  in front of a rain forest mural.

Hope you enjoyed the photos!   If you are interested in seeing a photo of the  monkey orchid, naked guy orchid, owl orchid, bee orchard and the smallest orchid, go to:

http://www.flowerweb.com/en/article/190242/15-Amazing-Facts-About-Orchids

You won’t be disappointed.   Happy Spring and thanks for reading!!

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Mahach
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 20:22:06

    Owl, monkey and naked guy are bizarre! Thanks for sending.

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  2. Dane Dodson
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 15:00:50

    As always beautiful pictures Jeannie Thanks

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  3. Amy Weisser
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 12:09:18

    beautiful, Jeannie—thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

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