Brooklyn Orchids

Orchid Spectrum at U.S. Botanic Garden

I mentioned awhile back that I wanted to keep an eye out for the Smithsonian Gardens’ annual orchid exhibit. Well, just last week I discovered that the exhibit, called Orchid Spectrum, is running from February 23 to April 8 at the United States Botanic Garden. So on Monday I took a chilly walk on over to check the exhibit out!

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Orchids in Grand Cayman

I’m back from a weeklong vacation in Grand Cayman (and I miss it already)! When my husband and I travel, we always like to see if there’s anything orchid-related that we can visit. In my research on things to do in Grand Cayman, I came across a couple of good candidates so we made it a point to visit both. But before I dive in to our adventures with orchids, I simply must share a photo of the stunning view from the beach at our Airbnb condo:

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Happy New Year! + NYBG Orchid Show 2018 Dates

Happy 2018, everybody! Now that we’ve put the dumpster fire called 2017 behind us, my wish is that 2018 is filled with less stress, outrage, and drama…globally.

Although I no longer live in New York City I wanted to post about this year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show dates. The first time I attended the Orchid Show was the day my obsession with these plants began, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. Sadly, I didn’t even get to go to the show last year because we moved to DC at the end of February and I was too busy packing up our apartment to visit the show before our move. Maybe I’ll have a chance to go to NYC and see the show this year!

Phal at Orchid Evenings 2016

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Brooklyn Orchids Calendar – 60% off on Black Friday!

Hello, readers! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with quality friends and family time.

I wanted to update you on Zazzle’s Black Friday deal—calendars are 60% off today when you use the promo code ZBLACKFRIDAY. So you can get my 2018 Brooklyn Orchids calendar at a massive discount today!

The promo is only valid through 11:59pm PT today (November 24, 2017). If you’ve been on the fence about whether to get one of my calendars, this is a pretty amazing incentive.  🙂

Thanks in advance for your support!

Brooklyn Orchids 2018 Calendar Now Available!

Hello orchid lovers! I wanted to let you know that the Brooklyn Orchids 2018 Calendar is now available in my Zazzle store. The calendar contains original photos of orchids taken by yours truly at a variety of orchid shows and displays over the years.

My calendar measures 8.5″ x 11″ and lists American holidays throughout each month. It’s a great gift for orchid fans, or you can treat yourself to one! I know I’ll buy a calendar for myself, as I do every year.

The calendar costs $24.90, but Zazzle very frequently offers promo codes with varying discounts. There is currently a 20% off sitewide discount when you use the code ZAZZLETWENTY at checkout (promo ends at 11:59pm PT on November 19). And they typically offer promo codes for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so if you’re planning to participate in the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy (I’m not judging…we all do it), that would also be a great time to buy your Brooklyn Orchids calendar!

Just a quick note: I haven’t updated much lately because there’s not a whole lot going on with my orchids. I hope that changes soon!

As always, thank you so much for reading and supporting my little blog. I hope all of your orchids are happy and healthy!


Full Water Culture Update + My First Fall Spike!

Well, as per usual it’s been a very long time since my last post! I was waiting to do an update on my full water culture experiment but not a whole lot was happening so I kept waiting…and waiting. Even though I don’t have anything mind-blowing to share, I finally decided to write a post to show the orchids’ progress since I started the experiment in mid-May.

Phalaenopsis currently being grown in full water culture

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