orchidpalooza

The Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden is experiencing a riot of dazzling spring color as part of the 10th annual Orchid Show, running now through April 22nd. French botanist and vertical landscape artist Patrick Blanc has showcased the seductive plant – along with ferns, epiphytes, and other exotic plants – in gravity-defying displays that fuse horticulture with architecture. Plus there’s the olfactory assault of room after room of fantastically fragrant flowers, too. Orchids, it should be said, are found all over the world. They’ve adapted to survive in a variety of climates and growing conditions. Yet there’s something wonderfully anachronistic that comes from realizing you’re in the  middle of the Bronx surrounded by thousands upon thousands of exotic blooms.

 

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