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Orchids

Flower Power -- How Your Child Can Blossom Fully

Christopher Phillips | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Orchid children are fragile like the flower. They need lots of TLC from parents or caregivers if they are to blossom. But if and when they do flower, so the traditional belief goes, it is something to behold.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hostess

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it seems like everyone has made plans to visit family, friends and other loved ones for this quintessen...

Amazing Discovery Found In Queen's Gardens

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's official: Queen Elizabeth definitely has the best gardens ever. According to the Natural History Museum in London, the white helleborine orchi...

LOOK: Inside The New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 05.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

Not your everyday flower event.

The Other Flower That Will Make A Lasting Valentine's Day Gift

Tara Heibel | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Don't worry, these orchids will last.

The Orchid Thief: a Tiny Insect Invades Florida's Swamps

OnEarth | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
OnEarth

Already beleaguered by flower snatchers and threatened by habitat destruction and climate change, Florida's wild orchids now face the dreaded boisduval scale.

WATCH: Adventures In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Karen Schaler | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

What I really love about Chiang Mai is all the different things you can do from cooking schools and elephant treks to visiting colorful markets and world-class spas.

LOOK: No, These Are Not Baboons

Posted 06.29.2012 | Green

Orchid see, orchid do. That's right. Despite their uncanny resemblance to some baboons, these are actually two distinct types of orchids: Dracula s...

Brad Pitt, Orchids and the Oakland Athletics

Olga Crosse | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media
Olga Crosse

I settled down last recently with a giant bag of Doritos, a lovely glass of wine and the DVD Moneyball, a true story about Oakland baseball team's man...

The Faithful Shopper: April Showers, May Flowers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Mother's Day around the corner, it also seemed like a good time to discuss some of the great florists in our city. Whether your needs are for a simple bouquet or outfitting a full event, take a look.

Everything You Need To Know About Orchids

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I love the elegance and the exotic feel of an orchid, but every time one winds up in my care, I find myself with a dead orchid after a short while....

PHOTOS: Wild Orchids Like You've Never Seen

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

By Christian Ziegler: Confucius called them the "king of fragrant plants," and John Ruskin condemned them as "prurient apparitions." Across the cen...

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

Sarah Palin, Jane Fonda and Those Suffering From Orchidelirium Were Here

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

When one of the lusted-after orchids makes an appearance, you can bet crowds are going to flock. Many savvy Naples hotels have been offering special Ghost Orchid packages.

The Cymbidium Challenge

Ronald Ricker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ronald Ricker

It started innocently enough. Six years ago. Someone gave me a Cymbidium plant. Used fertilizer. Got more sunlight. Re-planted. Built lattice atrium. No flowers.

Fake Flowers: Ever Green and Always Growing

Suzy Bales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Suzy Bales

Not so long ago, buyers used fakes only where real flowers were not practical. Now, it appears, buyers substitute fakes for real ones even when real flowers are easy and inexpensive to use.