Winter Orchids Down Under

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.



I saw bits of ribbons tucked here and there but was not able to work out where they belong – I like this one.


Surely one of these slipper orchids won a prize?

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:



About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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4 Responses to Winter Orchids Down Under

  1. Wow, I’d have wanted that Paphiopedilum too! Really striking.

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  2. Lovely, Mary. I’d have been overwhelmed for choice

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