This past weekend my husband and I traveled to Northampton, Massachusetts for a wedding. The town happens to be home to Smith College, and we discovered after arriving that the school has a botanic garden right on campus. So the day after the wedding we headed over to check out the Lyman Conservatory on the picturesque property.
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!
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:
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!
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!
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!