A while ago, I went to an Orchid show in Toronto with my family. This was my second time going, I went two years ago and you can check out some of the pictures I took then over on flickr. This year I didn't spend much time checking out the flowers. There were lots of crowds around the flower displays and it was hard to get shots. I got tired of waiting for the big professional photographers to move. (Plant hoggers!) Some of the displays were very well lit and others were in total darkness. Really weird.
But I did get a few shots but sadly I didn't get any pictures of the names of the species of orchid so please don't ask me what kind these are. I have no clue, they're just pretty.
My favourite subfamily of the orchids is the slipper orchid, (they have those pouches in the front.) I like the bumps on this one too.
These were pretty small, I love how bright they are.
How cool is this one?
I forgot the name of this one but it's my Dad's favourite, (I'm pretty sure.) He ended up buying one... we'll see how long it lasts. He is the orchid killer.
Look how awesomely this one grows, in a zig-zag!
And this is a shot of one of the vendors, lots of pretty orchids for sale. We all ended up getting a few orchids, I ended up getting a mini pink orchid. I don't have high hopes for it though, not that i'm a plant killer but orchids seems like they need extra care. If my orchid lives past a month I'll be super surprised.
Has anyone ever had an orchid? Did it last long?