Friday, February 25, 2011

Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden: The Orchid Show: On Broadway

Theater and flowers collide in "The Orchid Show: On Broadway," which runs March 5 through April 5 at the New York Botanical Garden and features more than 5,000 specimens of orchids arranged to echo the architectural elements of some of Broadway's most iconic theaters.


Steve Peralta

Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden: The Orchid Show: On Broadway -

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rare orchid sighting

Phragmipedium kovachii



Be Reverse Paranoid

This post has nothing to do with orchids but that's what blogs are for, the blog owner can post whatever is on his or her mind.  Today I just want to share a thought about attitude.  So many things can be going wrong in our lives and it is the decisions we make about those things that determine what the outcome is going to be.  I really believe that in my heart.  If I have a good attitude about everything, even the bad things, that gives me the opportunity to control those things.  If I have a bad attitude for something wrong that happens, then I lose control of that and tell myself I have no responsibility for it, I am powerless, bring on the bad consequences of my thoughts...  So no matter what is wrong (or right) in my life, I keep a good attitude about it and know that it is all working for the better.  That's the attitude you should have too.  Be a reverse paranoid (as Jack Canfield says), be an optimist.  Don't worry, be happy and all those bad things will fall to the side.  I am most sure of it...

Steve Peralta

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Belated Valentine Orchid Gifts

Forgot to send your sweetie a gift for Valentine's Day? If you mentioned you were going to do something special and you forgot, the wrong thing to do is nothing.  You have to give her something, especially if you already mentioned it.  Jewelry, chocolates or candy are all great gifts but you want to send something that will make her forget you forgot her special day, what should you give?

Delight Her with an Orchid Gift

Phalaenopsis Orchid Gift
So you feel embarrassed  because you forgot her special day.  Don't worry, with a few tips, you can send her a belated valentine and she'll forgive you.  How? The trick is to send her something so special, she'll forget you forgot.  But what can you send her that is so special she'll forget you forgot her special day? Orchid gifts! Yes, orchids make great Valentine's Day presents.  They are unique and alluring not to mention exotic - which is what Valentine's Day is all about.  Valentine's Day is about love and orchid are very romantic.

Next, don't mention to her that you forgot.  Just give her something.  If you mention you forgot, she will know you forgot.  If you send her an orchid, send it with a gift note that says Be My Valentine or Thinking of you on Valentine's Day.  You'll sound like a loser if you use the word "forgot" so just keep the card message simple and don't tell her why you forgot unless she mentions it.  We think orchids are special and just looking at one makes you feel good. 

Finally, don't forget her special day again.  Orchid gifts should do the trick to forgive you for missing her special day but just don't forget a second time because you may need to send two orchids next time.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Blue Phalaenopsis - Blue Mystique

Silver Vase Debuts World's First Blue Orchid
by Silver Vase, Inc.
Posted: 2011-01-19 15:10:58 EST

Homestead, Fla. - Silver Vase proudly introduces Blue Mystique, the world's first blue orchid. Exclusive patented technology makes this new introduction truly distinctive.
"We're pleased to give a first look at the hottest new variety the orchid world has seen in years," said Silver Vase CEO Andrew Bartha. "Blue Mystique is truly the most unique orchid on the market."
Exceptional in any setting, Blue Mystique adds flair to home and office alike. Its long-lasting, lovely blooms shine electric blue on a dramatic single or double spike.
Blue Mystique thrives in low to medium light and comes in a 5" pot.
Silver Vase debuted Blue Mystique at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 19-21. Orders are being taken now.


Steve Peralta

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Largest orchid in the world' growing in Brazil

BRASILIA - BRAZIL'S environmental agency announced on Tuesday the 'largest orchid in the world' was growing in a botanic garden in the capital, at a height of 2.5m and some stems measuring as long as three metres.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Wealth of orchid varieties is down to busy bees and helpful fungi, says study

Scientists have discovered why orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants - it is all down to their relationships with the bees that pollinate them and the fungi that nourish them. The study, published tomorrow in The American Naturalist, is the culmination of a ten-year research project in South Africa involving researchers from Imperial College London, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and other international institutions.