Beautiful Orchids from an Orchid Show

Orchids - A Lovely Exotic Flower Worth Getting to Know

I have to admit that I am still learning so much about orchids, even though I have loved them for a long time. What I have learned has taught me that I want to learn even more about them. They range from beautiful to strange and everything in between. Here I want to share some that I saw recently, and I hope you will see part of what I find so fascinating about them.

Phalaenopsis Brother - Formosa Love - Orchidaceae

These might be my favorite, or a close second!  I simply love how gorgeous the spray of orchids are here.  Purple, Magenta and White.  Phalaenopsis Brother - Formosa Love - Orchidaceae.
These might be my favorite, or a close second! I simply love how gorgeous the spray of orchids are here. Purple, Magenta and White. Phalaenopsis Brother - Formosa Love - Orchidaceae. | Source

White Orchids - Phalaenopsis Hybrid

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I think this spray of orchids is simply beautiful.  There is nothing quite like it! Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae.Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae.  This is a close up view of the same orchid.
I think this spray of orchids is simply beautiful.  There is nothing quite like it! Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae.
I think this spray of orchids is simply beautiful. There is nothing quite like it! Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae. | Source
Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae.  This is a close up view of the same orchid.
Phal. Prairie Du Chien x Phal. Gladys Read "Snow Queen" - Orchidaceae. This is a close up view of the same orchid. | Source

Medium Purple Orchid with Stripes - Dendrobium Kuniko 'Tower Grove'

These are gorgeous.  Orchidaceae - Dendrobium Kuniko 'Tower Grove' AM/AOS.
These are gorgeous. Orchidaceae - Dendrobium Kuniko 'Tower Grove' AM/AOS. | Source

Yellow Orchid - Phalaenopsis Fortune Saltzman

These buttery yellow with some pretty color in the middle, are lovely.  Phalaenopsis Fortune Saltzman - Orchidaceae
These buttery yellow with some pretty color in the middle, are lovely. Phalaenopsis Fortune Saltzman - Orchidaceae | Source

Orchid Show at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens in Missouri

This year people came far and wide to attend the yearly show, as they so often do. I was no exception! It is hard to know where to begin to share some of the lovely orchids shown at the show this year.

One thing of great interest to me, was that I saw more different kinds of orchids than I ever saw before. Starting a several years back, I began to have a true interest in orchids. Ever since, I have paid close attention to what I see, and especially so at these orchid shows. So that was why it was so interesting I had not seen some like I ever had before. It makes sense, as there are so many different varieties of orchids, however. I just thought I had seen most of the different types of orchids.

So here I share really a very small sampling of what was offered, and that I was able to get the names of. People love to seek out the orchids they love, and try their hand at growing them. The good news is, that they aren't really as hard to grow as once thought. So this is good news even if you don't have the greenest of thumbs out there. With some basic guidelines, you can grow your own and be rewarded with an amazing flower or two or more.

These orchids are like nature's art, to me. These all have such personality and beauty. I wish that I could share some of the fragrance that accompanied some of these.

This particular Orchid show is going on through the latter part of March, so there is still time to see it if you care to go. The theme is orchids of South America this year, though there are orchids from all over the world. The theme is more for the design of the show. It is very educational throughout as well, and the time they spend on decorating is evident when you look at the effect that is achieved. Very amazing and beautiful, I highly recommend going if you ever can. If not this year, perhaps another one in the future. It is well worth the planning for it.

A Phalaenopsis Hybrid Orchid

Phalaenopsis hybrid - (Phal. Golden Sun '#36' x Phal. Brother Love Rosa 'B#3')  A lovely combination, with a unique result.
Phalaenopsis hybrid - (Phal. Golden Sun '#36' x Phal. Brother Love Rosa 'B#3') A lovely combination, with a unique result. | Source

Tiny Red Orchids with Striped Leaves - Stenosarcos Vanguard - 'Red Stripe'

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A very different looking orchid from some others.  I love the red color and leaves and blooms.Stenosarcos Vanguard Orchids - 'Red Stripe' - Orchidaceae.
A very different looking orchid from some others.  I love the red color and leaves and blooms.
A very different looking orchid from some others. I love the red color and leaves and blooms. | Source
Stenosarcos Vanguard Orchids - 'Red Stripe' - Orchidaceae.
Stenosarcos Vanguard Orchids - 'Red Stripe' - Orchidaceae. | Source

Orchid - Paphiopedilum Holdenii - Orchidaceae

A very unique looking orchid, I love these types.  The closer you look, the more detail you seem to see.  Yellows and Greens with white, in this orchid.
A very unique looking orchid, I love these types. The closer you look, the more detail you seem to see. Yellows and Greens with white, in this orchid. | Source

Beautiful Green and White Orchids

Galeandra Stangeana 'Tower Grove' CHM/AOS - Orchidaceae.  A lovely orchid, and this photo doesn't really do it justice.  I wanted to share it anyway it was so unique.
Galeandra Stangeana 'Tower Grove' CHM/AOS - Orchidaceae. A lovely orchid, and this photo doesn't really do it justice. I wanted to share it anyway it was so unique. | Source

Yellow and Burgundy Orchid - Cattlianthe Golden Girl

Cattlianthe Golden Girl - 'Orchidglade' - Orchidaceae - These golden yellow and burgundy or red orchids are so cheerful and beautiful.
Cattlianthe Golden Girl - 'Orchidglade' - Orchidaceae - These golden yellow and burgundy or red orchids are so cheerful and beautiful. | Source

Orchid - Paphiopedilum - Malipoense

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I love this kind of orchid, it is so interesting.  This one ranges from Southern China to Northern Vietnam.  Paphiopedilum - Malipoense.This shows more of a side view, to see just how interesting it is and more of the proportions of the green and white orchid.
I love this kind of orchid, it is so interesting.  This one ranges from Southern China to Northern Vietnam.  Paphiopedilum - Malipoense.
I love this kind of orchid, it is so interesting. This one ranges from Southern China to Northern Vietnam. Paphiopedilum - Malipoense. | Source
This shows more of a side view, to see just how interesting it is and more of the proportions of the green and white orchid.
This shows more of a side view, to see just how interesting it is and more of the proportions of the green and white orchid. | Source

Bright Yellow Orchid - Paphiopedilum - Little Egypt

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Another very unique and bright orchid.  Paphiopedilum - LIttle Egypt - OrchidaceaeBack side view of Paphiopedilum - Little Egypt Orchid.
Another very unique and bright orchid.  Paphiopedilum - LIttle Egypt - Orchidaceae
Another very unique and bright orchid. Paphiopedilum - LIttle Egypt - Orchidaceae | Source
Back side view of Paphiopedilum - Little Egypt Orchid.
Back side view of Paphiopedilum - Little Egypt Orchid. | Source

Smaller Purple and White Orchids - Epidendrum Princess Valley

Lovely little purple and white orchids - Epidendrum Princess Valley - Orchidaceae.
Lovely little purple and white orchids - Epidendrum Princess Valley - Orchidaceae. | Source

Cloud of Butterflies Orchids - Phalaenopsis Orchidaceae

These were some of my favorite, and no surprise when I saw the name, Cloud of buttterlies!  Phalaenopsis - Orchidaceae
These were some of my favorite, and no surprise when I saw the name, Cloud of buttterlies! Phalaenopsis - Orchidaceae | Source

Orchid and Flower Show - Poll

Have you ever been to an orchid show, or any type of flower show?

  • Yes, I have been to an orchid show.
  • Yes, I have been to a different kind of flower show.
  • Yes, I have been to both of the above.
  • No, I have never been to a flower show.
  • I can't recall.
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2014 Orchid Show - South America Theme - Missouri Botanical Garden

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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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I can't recommend this orchid show enough. I highly recommend searching out the garden and the finer details on the web.

© 2014 Paula

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kmes 2 years ago from Wyoming

Never been to an orchid show but it sounds lovely, you've posted some really great pictures here. I'm partial to orchids myself.


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oceansnsunsets 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Kmes, yes the orchid shows are very lovely, the ones I have been to anyway. I am glad you liked the pictures, as they are an attempt to share some of the beauty observed in person. It is hard to sometimes do. As for being partial to orchids, I don't blame you a bit. I think they are beautiful and pretty special myself. Thank you for coming by and for your comment!


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Exquisite and delicate flowers - very special. Voted up, interesting and beautiful


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oceansnsunsets 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Shelley, I think these flowers are very special too, so impressive and I am always amazed! Thanks for your visit and comment and votes. I appreciate them!


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Hi, that was lovely. I really liked all of the orchids and the photos which you take are also good. Of all of your flowers which I have pinned quite a few have been re-pinned.

Kevin


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oceansnsunsets 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Kevin, it is so great to hear that you like the orchid photos! Thanks so much for letting me know and for the pins, that is so nice! Have a great evening.

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