(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show

By

Joy Basdeo

On March 7th, 2009
Despite having a very busy weekend with 5 weddings scheduled, this morning I got up early to go to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park with my friend Yvonne to see the 2009 Orchid Society Show and orchid sale.

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 1This is a Cattleya 24 Karat Lea (according to the tag)

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 2This is Princess Mikasa Pink

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 3Yvonne has an enormous orchid house, and got lots of new orchids today. I provided the transport and morale support.
(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 4This is one of the orchid enthusiasts Genevieve Henning with a Paphiopedilum

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 5Part of the Orchid Display held in the Visitor's Centre

(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 6Yvonne takes a break with one of the new ones she bought. I was quite surprised at the number of people who were in line when the gates open. Apparently you have to go early to get the best selection of exotics brought in specially for the sale. Part of the fun seemed to be talking with fellow enthusiasts about the orchids you have, and the fine points of caring for these beautiful plants.
(Ex-Cayman Weddings) 2009 Orchid Show - image 7Here she is trying to get me to attempt to grow some of the "easy" ones. No luck, I'll go over to her house and enjoy hers. I did learn some names though, of orchids commonly used in wedding arrangements, such as the small red "Ann Blacks"