This morning I visited the North Shore Orchid Society’s winter exhibition that was jam packed into a small space at the entrance of the Gordon Shopping Centre.
Cymbidiums dominated but I found most of them too stiff and artificial, standing like sentries overlooking the softer Oncidiums and Leilias.
A lot of plants were for sale which explains the need to cramp. It was hard to know where to look.
The sales bench took up at least half the space and I was tempted to buy one of these:
In the end I succumbed to the greenest of them all, a Paphiopedilum with a pup at its feet and two flower buds; one soon to open:
Hopefully the flower will look like this one that was on display today: