Monday, April 9, 2012

TOWERING ORCHIDS


I hope you all had a fantastic long holiday weekend. The weather in New York was fabulous on Saturday, perfect for a field trip to the New York Botanical Garden and the annual Orchid Show.  Full disclosure, I do not have a green thumb when it comes to orchids, but I absolutely love their delicate beauty and can't resist keeping them around the house for as long as they will have me! This year's show was designed by the famous French botanist Patrick Blanc, who is known for his lush, gravity-defying vertical gardens which have appeared in major cities around the world. I saw one of his installations in Madrid last year, a stunning verdant tower,  and knew that he would not disappoint with exotic orchids. Blanc used thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette to create a series of towering spectacles inside the Haupt Conservatory, the most impressive is a 26-foot tall "Green Wall" bursting with lush tropical life. The installation is breathtaking and a must see if you are in town. The show runs through April 22nd so hurry!









19 comments:

Al said...

What a beautiful post! Such a treat for you to take us along on this magical outing. The photos are stunning. Have a wonderful week. -Al

Splenderosa said...

So happy you stopped in to see me...and I would give anything to be able to see this exhibition at the gardens. Just beautiful I'll bet. I love orchids too, they're worth every penny, are they not? xx's

Splendid Sass said...

Nothing as beautiful as an orchid. I keep telling myself to surround myself with these little beauties. Just Gorgeous, Barbara.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

They are beautiful, just wish the dormant time between bloom cycles wasn't so long!

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JMW said...
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JMW said...

How gorgeous! I adore orchids, but I've never seen ones like these. Amazing! I love giving small potted ones as hostess gifts.

Acquired Objects said...

That wall of orchids is amazing! I have found orchids to be easier then you think to grow and have had several that bloom year after year. Try it just give them some water and they seem to thrive. Thank you for sharing!

Happy Monday!
XX
Debra~

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Simply gorgeous...I love orchids!
Have a lovely Monday,
~ Wendi ~

michele said...

omg that is inspiring. wish i could visit the conservatory!

smiles.

michele

pretty pink tulips said...

This is HIGH on my list to do!! And, I'm running out of time. Oh my --- and as if on cue, I rec'd a discount offer from the NYBG today so signed up for a family membership. Now, I'll have an even bigger reason to go.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
xo Elizabeth

The enchanted home said...

Hi Barbara, nice to be making some rounds of my favorite blogs:) Thanks for your kind wishes for Teddy. What GORGEOUS highlights!! Love it and LOVE orchids......stunning!

Ideezine said...

I bet the smell was heavenly because they sure look fantastic!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So pretty! Orchids are one of my favorites.

Cynthia said...

What beautiful photos. I bet the smell is lovely. Just terrific.

designchic said...

A favorite of mine - love orchids and was lucky enough to see the orchid exhibit when it was in Washington - fabulous!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful orchid display. I have four and will hopefully be able to get them to re-bloom (that's the hard part). They seem to like kitchens and bathroom/shower areas because of the steam. I also find that it's easy to over water them.

Enjoy your day.

leslie

Stacy Curran said...

Just gorgeous. Makes me want to go cut some flowers!
Stacy

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Funny, I can grow most flowers but let me pick up an orchid at Trader Joe's and it's dead with a couple of weeks...while my friends say theirs bloom for months. :-)
Karen

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