My dear mother-in-law's birthday is this week and she loves orchids. She has several and is always so excited when when they bloom. Instead of buying her another beautiful plant this year, we decided she might enjoy going to see the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Gardens) in St. Louis.
I had no idea there was such a wide variety of orchids! Some were tiny, some were huge, some looked like delicate spiders, some looked like bearded irises. Some even looked like dancing ladies! They were simply stunning!
(Warning: This post is LONG on photos.)
I know this was a long post but what a feast for the eyes! These were all vanilla producing orchids and the exhibit included plackards that shared information about how the beans are collected and the vanilla is produced. There was also information about how these plants were propagated. It was all very enjoyable.
I hope this post made you smile! Have a wonderful week!
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