Over the Top Orchids
The orchid, an exotic flower usually found in tropical forests, has a reputation as being difficult to care for in your home. However, the New York Botanical Garden does a great job of doing so in theirs. Those skills are evident at the annual Orchid Show, a rainbow-colored display arranged to fit the environment of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. For this year’s version, which runs through April 22, Belgian floral designer Daniel Ost has created one installation that incorporates bamboo and some 1,500 orchids and another that uses clear tubing to echo the greenhouse’s 90-foot-tall glass dome ceiling. Visitors should expect, Ost says, “to fall in love with the beauty of orchids.” Click through our gallery to see why.