Last week, Chickadee and I gathered up all the change we had lying around the house and ran it through a Coinstar machine. We then took our riches to Starbucks. It was Chickadee’s first time to order Starbucks beverage…she got a pineapple lemonade!
We also visited the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the first time since 2020:
After three long years, it’s finally time again for the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden! And the show is being held in the new Emerson Conservatory in the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center for the first time!
It was so good to be back. The flowers are beautiful, the new space is bright and welcoming, and the smell of the orchids was just like I remembered it. This is always a bright spot in what is usually a pretty dreary month, and I am so glad I will have it to look forward to every year again!
It’s time to take a look at the brightest spot in all the month of February…the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden!
First things first…a glimpse of the stars of the show: The flowers themselves! We’ve been going to the Orchid Show for several years now, and I’m still always amazed by how many different kinds of flowers they showcase!
The rest of the scenery is always beautiful, and like the flowers, always different:
My favorite part of this year’s Orchid Show, however, were the headdresses showcased throughout the exhibit. They are very different from anything I’ve seen at the Orchid Show in the past, and really fit with this year’s theme of Flora Mesoamerica:
I’m sure we’ll visit at least once more before the show wraps up on March 22, because half the fun is seeing how they rotate new flowers in throughout its run!
Yesterday was the final day of this year’s Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. I already shared a few pictures, but here is one last look at the beautiful flowers that were on display this year:
It’s Orchid Show time at the Missouri Botanical Garden again! Besides the fact that the theme changes every year (this year looks at the “Orchid Mania” of the Victoria era), the variety of orchids on display is always different, sometimes even from week-to-week within a year’s show. I love seeing the different flowers…I always notice interesting details I never really saw before!
I love that this bright spot that begins during the cold, bleak winter leads right into spring…literally! The Orchid Show is open through March 25, by which time spring will have officially arrived here in St. Louis!
We visited the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden again last week. I love the show for the same reason I love the Garden…every time you visit, things have changed, and you see something new. Our most recent visit was no exception, and I even saw a flower that I’m pretty certain I’ve NEVER seen before!