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February 12, 2015

The Orchid Moves My Heart

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Orchids
I visited an Orchid Show a while back, but hadn't had the chance to publish this post yet. The flowers are amongst my favourites, and there was a stunning array of species on display. All kinds of phaelonopsis, dendrobiums, and cymbidiums were spread amidst ferns and prize badges.

It was a little funny - there were no real tills, and every sales person wrote out the sales on receipts. Without card payments, we had to depend on cash, and my mom is the only one who had any at all. It's probably a good thing too...

Here are some of my favourites.

Orchids

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Orchids

Sadly, I'm not versed in the actual species, because there really are so many!

South Africa has several indigenous wild orchids, but they are sadly rare because of rampant development.

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