Denver Botanic Museum Orchid Showcase

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Yesterday we headed to downtown Denver and visited the Denver Botanic Museum. With over 200 orchids on display, the colors and smells were intoxicating. The museum had all the orchids in hanging planters alongside the wall and we all decided the orangery would be the perfect place for a winter wedding.

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The room the orchids were in was extremely well-lit, but the temperature surprised me. If I had to guess I’d say it was around 65 degrees. I would have thought the orchids would have needed to be much warmer to flourish, but apparently not.

Here are a few of my favorites.

purple white spotted orchid

yellow orchid

white and pink orchid

hot pink orchid

white orchid

white yellow pink orchid

overflowing planter box

potted purple orchid plants

Which orchid is your favorite?  I’d love to have a few potted ones in my kitchen, but I think the white orchid with the pink center is my favorite. How about you?

~Mavis

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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206

Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm daily

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Comments

  1. Lovely show! I like the yellow orchid with pink center… We have a beautiful show at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens…it is attached to a butterfly garden…so spectacular… I have had a few orchids and have been unsuccessful in keeping them blooming once initial blooms die… they are very finicky plants..light, temp control, feeding… wish I had better luck with them…so beautiful!

  2. Hi Mavis, I like the white ones too. I have several growing in my sunroom and it gets pretty cool in there in the winter (around 60 degrees) and they do pretty good. They really don’t need much care but I think they like bright light.

    What happened to your post from a couple days ago about going to the Tacoma Garden Show? I was going to comment on the lillie’s. You could plant them along your fence with the alyssum and they would come up through it. That would look pretty or you could plant them in pots. I have had some in big pots for a few years and they do real well. I just put bulb fertilize and compost in the pots each spring. I will send you a picture on my “Naked Lady Lily”!

  3. Laura at TenThingsFarm says:

    Do you live in the Denverish area? Because for some reason, I thought you were in the Pacific NW….I think maybe the grocery stores you mention. I’m not trying to be a stalker, it’s just that I am Denverish, so now I’m wondering. :)

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