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A Splash of Pink: What’s Blooming in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

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Winter is prime time for beautiful blooms in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection. The greenhouses are bursting with flowers, a welcome sight after all the gloomy weather we’ve been having in the DMV lately. Recently, I have been appreciating the variety of pink color found in many of the hybrid orchids in the collection. The […]

Great Things in Tiny Packages: What’s Blooming in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

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Orchids make up one of the largest (or THE largest, depending on whom you ask) plant families with over 25,000 species. In such a large family, there is bound to be incredible variety in size, shape and color.  This week the small blooms caught my eye more than anything else. It is astonishing to see […]

News from the Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchid Collection

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This summer, many exciting things happened with the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection (SGOC). Not only are the greenhouses getting a good cleaning and reorganization, but Smithsonian Gardens is seeing significant additions to its species collection. In March, SGOC’s tropical species became an accredited collection with the North American Plant Collections Consortium. As you may recall […]

Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchids Receive North American Plant Collections Consortium Accreditation

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It is indeed an honor to announce that the Smithsonian Gardens’ Tropical Species Orchid Collection has received accreditation from the  North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC). The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) is a network of botanical gardens and arboreta working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant germplasm preservation, and to promote high […]

Anguloa clowesii

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Anguloa clowesii

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