As the 2018 Tauranga Orchid Show draws nearer, newer members may be wondering how to prepare their plants for the show. Here is some sterling advice gleaned from experience: If you haven’t already put in flower stakes to show off … Continue reading
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Words & photos: Sandra Simpson Just back from the first day of the Waitakere Orchid Society show in the Kelston Community Centre, Auckland. Well worth a visit to see some beautifully grown plants in bloom and maybe purchase an orchid … Continue reading
A few little orchid masterpieces from the Art Nouveau period (1884-1914) … Renowned French glassmaker René Lalique (1860-1945), was also a notable jewellery designer of the late 19th century and his ‘Orchid Comb’ is one of the Walters Art Museum’s … Continue reading
Unfortunately, for the vanilla farmers of Madagascar this isn’t a ‘fake news’ headline. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported earlier this year that in Madagascar, the world’s primary supplier of pods, vanilla has aroused dangerous passions. Crop thefts have been reported in … Continue reading
For orchid lovers there wasn’t much of interest in the recent Royal wedding … or was there? I’m sure you have your own opinion of the event at Windsor Castle, but I think we’ll probably all agree that the bride’s … Continue reading