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Orchid Heaven

Last week I had what felt like the opportunity of a lifetime: I traveled to South Florida to attend the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition and check out Costa Farms, one of the leading growers of houseplants in North America.

Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) at Costa Farms

The folks at Costa were great hosts and I had the opportunity to see a lot of really amazing things. One of the best was their new state-of-the-art orchid greenhouse, which they use to produce and send out more than three million orchids every year. I spent more than an hour in the greenhouse and could easily have spent several more looking at all the varieties!

Here’s a glimpse of what I experienced. It’s really amazing seeing this many Phalaenopsis orchids in one place!

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