Saturday, February 13, 2016

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RAISING WORLD CLASS ORCHIDS

Here's a behind-the-scenes look
at the private orchid greenhouses
at Missouri Botanical Garden,
responsible for the current
2016 Orchid Show
and one of the largest and finest
orchid collections in the U.S.

Over 7,000 orchid plants,
representing 2580 unique taxa
are propagated and maintained here,
representing 3202 unique species.

The first specimens were given to
Henry Shaw in 1876,
when he first established the garden here.
In 1923, the Missouri Botanical garden staff
set off to Panama and Colombia
to expand the collection, and returned
with over 5,000 specimens.

Since then the garden has been recognized
as one of the world's leading orchid collections.

(Look closely at the final photo here,
and you'll see how the private orchid greenhouses
control any insects problems within.)

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours!
    The Annual Orchid Show is this weekend at the Toronto Botanical Garden. This was one of the planned outings for the weekend...

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  2. Es precioso... un paraíso.
    Me gusta el método del control de insectos :)
    Un abrazo querido amigo.

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  3. Qué buen sitio y con unos habitantes estupendos....

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  4. orchids are so beautiful
    it must have been delightful to see so many
    thank you for sharing glimpses

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  5. ha he/she is hiding well... Wish I could visit... Dreaming of a glass house....

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  6. So beautiful! I love seeing all of this greenery!

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