Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Can Your Believe It??
Here are some of my photos of the fantasy land created by our local Orchid Society and Societies from neighboring communities; as well as local and visiting professional growers.
Awards were earned by amateurs and professionals
a riot of Phalaenopsis also called 'moth' orchids
a fantastic display of white Phalaenospsis with the longest sprays of blooms I've ever seen!
gorgeous easy to grow Cymbidiums..
my garden is full of them as I adopt them from my clients who are moving.
amazing Australian Dendrobiums are stunning and give out a deliciously exotic scent!
I couldn't resist taking home a couple of small pink versions
The central display was a Tea House surrounded by a small running brook and a waterfall cascading over the roof into the babbling brook which was lined with a stunning array of orchids and ferns of ever color and sort
display around Tea House
this side of the Tea House shows the large Staghorn ferns hanging over and against the walls
I have adopted several of these lovely plants also
Not sure, but this stunning orchid may be a Laelia
a view of the brook and a showing of a periwinkel colored Vandas
The redish/brown (or yellow Oncidums), also called Dancing Dolls, have a slight chocolate scent
Beautiful pink Cattleya Orchids
Thank you Santa Barbara for putting on an amazing show!
Next Show July 9-11, 2010
The 30th Annual Santa Barbara Orchid Fair
over 30 Orchid vendors from around the owrld
1251 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara
winner of the Grand Champion and Best Orchid in Show 2009
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
1250 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara
1000 species and hybrids
3504 Via Real, Capinteria
Gallup and Stribling Orchids, Inc.
3450 Via Real, Carpinteria
Orchid Society of Santa Barbara
These growers are open to the public