ORCHID COLLECTION | Weltz Legacy Still Lives On!

Even though S. Robert Weltz is no longer with us today, he is still receiving awards on his prestigious orchid collection that his family donated after his passing in March 2010. The most recent awards came from the American Orchid Society (AOS) at the 10th Annual Orchid Digest Speaker’s Day … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | The Huntington visits the San Diego Zoo

ORCHID COLLECTION | The Huntington visits the San Diego Zoo

Forget the tigers; it is all about the tigrinums. During a visit of Huntington staff and volunteers to the San Diego Zoo in May, the zoo’s Janette Gerrity, senior orchid specialist, and Michael Bostwick, curator of horticulture, donated three Paphiopedilum tigrinum plants to The Huntington. These P. tigrinum plants are not … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | Making a Bid for a Local Orchid Auction

ORCHID COLLECTION | Making a Bid for a Local Orchid Auction

The San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists will be hosting their annual auction on Thursday, May 17, at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The Huntington will be donating orchids, including specimens from the recently acquired S. Robert Weltz Orchid Collection. Donations will also come from orchid hobbyists and nurseries … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | King of Orchids

ORCHID COLLECTION | King of Orchids

Currently blooming in the orchid greenhouse is Paphiopedilum rothschildianum, an orchid that is on top of the endangered species list and has a history worthy of its nickname. Britain’s Queen Victoria was so attracted to Paphiopedilums that people who discovered new species would name them after her, including Paphiopedilum victoria-mariae … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | Beyond the Blues

ORCHID COLLECTION | Beyond the Blues

Those who attended the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show in March found plenty to capture their attention, from award-winning plants to big specimens. But if one plant captivated people more than any other, it just might have been the mysterious blue Phalaenopsis orchid on display in the middle of the … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | Springing for Norman’s Orchids

ORCHID COLLECTION | Springing for Norman’s Orchids

If you are unable to sleep following the excitement from last weekend’s Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, Norman’s Orchids is the place to go next to satisfy your orchid cravings. Beginning on March 23, Norman’s will be hosting its annual open house, dubbed the “Spring for Orchid Festival,” which will … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Goes Orchidelic

ORCHID COLLECTION | The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Goes Orchidelic

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious botanical shows in America today. The weekend of March 16–18 will mark its 67th consecutive year of displaying orchids for growers and enthusiasts alike. This year’s theme is “Orchidelic,” which emphasizes the psychedelic features of orchids—and … Continue reading