Over the years my orchid collection has produced some beautiful blooms. Some of the plants were purchased from a large orchid specialist nursery in Hawaii. Others were purchased at the USF Botanical Gardens, where I volunteered for awhile. The USF Gardens have spring, summer and fall plant festivals and sales. They bring together Florida nurseries who specialize in various types of horticulture. If you are looking for healthy plants from reliable, knowledgeable people, this is the place to go. Admission fees ($5) support the Botanical Gardens.
My orchid collection has been subjected to severe weather and consistent neglect. These images are beautiful reminders of why I should find time to rescue the few remaining plants.