The NY Botanical Garden is hosting Orchids on Broadway from now through April 25. I would go there every day if I could. I took my parents last weekend and had so much fun I couldn't help but return with Dominic in tow this afternoon.
Scattered throughout the conservatory, the delicate flowers pop out of trees, shrubs and formal glass cases. Three things I didn't know before the orchid show that I'm happy to say I now am aware of:
1. They're colorful. They come in more colors and color combinations than you can imagine. -- all that is, except black.
2. Orchids are prevalent. The orchid plant is spread second most widely in the world, only beat by grasses. You may think orchids are a tropical, but it turns out they grow on every continent except Antarctica (no one wants to live there).
3. Orchids are adaptable. They grow in every habitat except under water.
We enjoyed a cabaret concert and returned home humming John Coltrane's version of My Favorite Things.
Any orchid owners out there with care tips for this rookie? I once tried to care for an orchid... it didn't go so well.
Sarah started this blog in 2006 as a way to share her experience in the U.S. Peace Corps with her Mom at home in Ohio. Upon return, she saw it as a communication tool for the job hunt. After getting married in 2009, Sarah decided to let her husband Dominic post on "their" blog every now and then. It's mostly about their experiences together. What they learn from what they experience and what readers can learn about the two of them. Enjoy!