Friday, January 15, 2010

Orchid Carnival

The Conservatory’s Orchid Collection Staff, have been busy planning for the 2010 Winter Carnival Orchid Show. Preparation involves choosing the orchids, extra careful grooming, and then deciding on the way they will be presented. We have a loyal group of volunteers that assist with repotting, grooming, and special cleaning of the orchids.

The presentation, or the display, begins with considerable brainstorming and no reasonable idea is rejected in the decision process. The planning is creative, functional, & sometimes wildly entertaining. But throughout it all, we always remember to keep the orchids center stage.

The Orchid Show includes members of the Orchid Society of Minnesota. Vendors, hobbyists, and orchid enthusiasts make up the membership. Visit the Orchid Show on Saturday & Sunday, January 23-24, 2010. Each day the hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.