New in the Greenhouse: Orchids

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With an estimated 30,000 varieties occurring naturally, and over 150,000 hybrids, orchids make up one of the largest and oldest flowering plant families. Bringing bursts of color to our greenhouse with hues of goldenrod, mahogany, electric violet, and silver-white, each of our unique and exotic orchid varieties is carefully selected by our plant experts from growers in the United States. Senior Plant Buyer Steven H. says, “We work diligently with a handful of domestic suppliers to find the right orchid to fit our customer’s needs, taking into account ease of care, color, height, and stage of budding. It’s a very selective process, but a rewarding one.”

The perfect pick for winter gifting, orchids can be surprisingly low-maintenance. Unlike most plants, some orchid varieties are epiphytic, meaning they grow in air. Their roots attach to trees or rocks, where they capture moisture and nutrients. Others are terrestrials, growing in loamy, detritus soil. Most varieties require little water, plenty of direct or indirect sunlight, and healthy doses of orchid fertilizer. For more specific care guidance, our nursery staff is on hand to ensure you have everything you need to keep your orchids thriving. Take a peek, above, at the newest store arrivals!

1: Oncidium Species (Everglades Elegance); 2: Dendrobium Phalaenopsis / Oncidium Species (Dancing Lady Orchid); 3: Oncidium Species (Miltassia Charles M. Fitch ‘Izumi’); 4: Dendrobium Species (Classic White ‘Memoria Yukie Nakano') / Oncidium Species (McKenzie Mountain ‘Frank’); 5: Oncidium Species (Wildcat)

Throughout the season, our plant team highlights their freshest additions to the garden with New in the Greenhouse. Check in at your local store to take home these newly-arrived blooms.

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