Yesterday I went to the New Orleans Orchid Society Show and Sale, presented at Lakeview Mall in Metairie.
I went with my friend Naomi, who is an experienced orchid gardener and orchid-show attendee. We took in the exhibits of award-winning plants, and here are some of the sights we saw.
|Naomi likes Paphiopedilums|
We also browsed the vendors, and oh my goodness, was it tempting! Everything was pretty expensive, though there were some bargains to be had.
I indulged but in a moderate way - I bought one little oncidium for $5,
|Mature Oncidium in full bloom|
|Oncidium blooms, close-up|
one paphiopedilum in bloom (it also has beautiful foliage!) for $12
|Award-winning paph like the little one I got|