Mark your calendar. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is almost here. It is always a great show with beautiful displays of every type of blooming orchid put together by Orchid Societies and Orchid Vendors. There are classes taught by experts and there is a huge room filled with vendors selling orchid plants and supplies. If you haven’t already visited this show, it is definitely worth the short drive to Santa Barbara.
Additionally, many of the Orchid growers that are in or near Santa Barbara hold Open Houses that same weekend so you can drop by the various greenhouses and see where the orchids are propagated and grown. Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these great events.
Like all plants, orchids require sufficient light in order to produce flowers.
Insufficient light is the most common cause of failure to re-bloom your orchid. Leaf color indicates if the amount of light is adequate. The lus, rich, dark green of most houseplants is not desirable in orchid leaves. A grassy green color (light or medium green with yellowish tones) means the plant is receiving sufficient light to bloom.