Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne

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Cologne, Germany (Photo by Susan McKee)Killing frosts had not yet hit Cologne, Germany, in early December 2018.

These lovely blooms — mostly red cyclamen plus a few blue pansies– spotted along a downtown street welcomed visitors to the city during the annual Christmas Market season.

(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

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