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This is an annual "show" (more like exhibit) inside the glass house that run from mid February till early April.
I skipped last two years because I got bored, but it is a nice get away in the winter when it is dead and brown outside still.

I visited two weeks ago, but lazy me now posting some photos here.
Some orchids and some non-orchids.

Colorful Dendrobium and Zygonisia (??).

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My apology for crappy photo quality.
This year's theme is Thailand and you can probably see there is a green elephant carrying flowers on the right side of the photo. Phalaenopsis all over.

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Oncidium Volcano Hula Halau 'Volcano Queen'
I could not get the color right, but this was my favorite. Electrifying red orange!

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Assortment of Miltoniopsis. My favorite group!
It smells wonderful when you walk by these.

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I didn't take note of what this is, but it was very large and impressive!

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There are two big Gardenia trees on both sides of the entrance of this section of the glass house, and this year, there are many many flowers.

I remember one year, there were many buds but hardly any were open.
Timing was great this year!
I love the flower and the fragrance. Among my favorite part of the visit here. :)

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Grape Fruit.

There were many flowers also and you can see and get the idea even though they came out dark in this shot.

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And a close up of a moss on the rock, which reminds me of that mystic fairy tale like forest in Ireland and Norway.
love this little green guys.

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Thank you!

I've seen this sold as a pot plant at florist in the city, but usually with pink "flowers".

They look great in bloom and with fruit as in this shot.
 
Beautiful! I just joined BBG so I can go to the night-before plant sale event in a few months. Originally looking for some old-garden-roses that are out of commerce, but will have to see if there are some nice orchids available. It's going to be a 4 hour drive but will make a visit out of it to family on Long Island (I've been upstate for 13 years now)!
 
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