The World Orchid Show (aka the Orchid Olympics)
I can’t say that I have ever been to a flower show, or even a florist for that matter. But my new life mantra is to be a yes man and always take the opportunity to try new things. We were offered a guided tour of the show by my grandma (in law) and great aunt (in law) who are here as guest judges for the orchid Olympics. Now that was an offer I could not refuse.
Let me just say, I was very impressed. I had no idea there were so many varieties of orchids. Prior to the show I though they all looked the same but had a number of different colour variations. Boy was I wrong. There were tiny orchids (the size of a match stick head) and massive orchids (the size of my head). Oh and every colour of the rainbow was represented. They were all amazing!
I have a new found respect for orchid judges, they have to make some seriously tough decisions.