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Washington,DC Botanical Gardens

This is a discussion on Washington,DC Botanical Gardens within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; Every year around Christmas my dad, and I do a trip to the Botanical Gardens ...

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    Talking Washington,DC Botanical Gardens

    Every year around Christmas my dad, and I do a trip to the Botanical Gardens in DC. He took these pictures in 2005, they are some of my favorites, that I thought you might enjoy!
    If any one ever has the chance, I REALLY recomend going there, you can do a short trip and still see lots of amazing plants. An added bonus is that it is like a warm, humid sauna in the middle of a cold dry winter!

    PS.See if you can spot the tiny ant crawling into the pouch on the Phrad. bessae!
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    oh those are beautiful! Not only are the subjects pretty, but the photography is top rate! That photo of the Encyclia is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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    The botanical gardens are great. There is a big orchid room, and orchids scattered throughout. I was told that the orchids are mostly grown "off site" in green houses on the near-by golf course (for those familiar with the area). I was also told that the orchid-tenders are local orchid enthusiast volunteers and that their "paid" in divisions.
    I just moved away from DC...I'm not happy that I am going to miss the big show this year!

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    Oh, those are super photos of stunning blooms. Thanks for sharing them. I would love to see those gardens some day.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Gorgeous photos if gorgeous orchids.

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    My recent photos to al Waschington Usa botanical garden DC ORCHIDEE;orchidcoltura

    bye Alberto
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    Haven't been there in years but they have an amazing Bonasi collection given to the USA for the Bicentenial from Japan, in 1976. It is not to be believed.
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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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