Diversity Abounds

It's Spring!

Spring at the New York Botanical Gardens!


Orange Epidendrum ~ The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens


Pink Phaleanopsis


I can’t remember what the name of these orchids are.  Dendrobium, perhaps?  Richard gave me one years ago.  

I love orchids.  When I went to Thailand almost two decades ago, I was surprised to see orchids growing like weeds on the sides of the roads.  Something that is seen as exotic here in New York City was tossed into the backs of pick-up trucks in Bangkok.  Something that is thought difficult to grow, given the right climate flourishes in other parts of the world.

As I looked for an orchid to take home with me, I thought of diversity.  I thought about how some orchids require just the right light, just the right amount of water and soaking and humidity and how others require much less, but once its needs are met, all can and do flourish; just like us!

9 responses to “Diversity Abounds

  1. Beautiful (and true)!

  2. Absolutely! Enjoyed the beautiful photos and the sentiment. The Botanical Gardens are indeed a lovely place and so nice to see positive, refreshing images and words. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Happy Spring everyone! It’s Nic’s birthday today, he’s officially a teenager!!

  4. Spring is so exciting! Beautiful flowers. 🙂

  5. Meltonia in the last photo.
    Gorgeous, just like you!


    • I didn’t think Dendrobium was correct! Thank you. It was very difficult to keep and I did kill it within six months of getting it. I have since been told it requires an environment we don’t have nor can provide for it to prosper. However the new orchid we got at the orchid show (whose name I also cannot remember) is about to come into full bloom. The first flower just appeared two days ago. It has two huge stems with at least a dozen flowers about to open! I’ll send you a photograph so you can ID for me!! XXX

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