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The Redland International Orchid Festival is the third orchid festival I’ve attended and so far my #1 pick. Took place at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead, FL on May 18-20th.  I swear you have to come to these festivals with your rolly cart, your digital SLR and at least $500 cash (or more if you’re indecisive like me and need one of everything) – you walk around saying, I want, I want, I want!

Well I went with my SLR and realized when I arrived, the memory was still back home in my computer – so I took these pics with my iPhone. My sole mission was to buy an orange orchid to make a corsage for my brother’s prom date that same day. I found the perfect orange cattleya and made a beautiful corsage that I’ll feature in my next post.

I hope you enjoy the pics – if you live in Miami, definitely visit this show next year!

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Gorgeous vandas

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I didn’t buy this rare particular “Epigeneium Iyonii”, but I bought one with no flowers which came out to $15. This one was probably $50 or more. Its a Phillipines native. Can’t wait for mine to flower.

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This is the orange Cattleya I bought to use for the corsage. I’ll be posting how I made the corsage in my next post.

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How gorgeous is this display?!

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I want to say this is a Lotus flower – someone correct me if I am wrong. In the Fruit & Spice Park garden.

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This particular orchid flower native of Thailand was $200! I had to ask why since the flower itself seemed miniature. Its a rare phalaenopsis hybrid. The flower is very thick and rubbery, felt like it could not break.  The grower told us the flowers could last 6 months! *sigh* It’s on my wish list when I hit the lotto…

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Pineapple plant.

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I hope you enjoyed these pics!

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