The Huntington's description of the even promised "hauntingly beautiful flowers". In fact, "All Hallowed Orchids" was the theme and the orchids bloomed bravely amidst the ghouls. This display focused on scaring the visitors. These giant creatures in the foreground, they claim, are real live orchids.
Red ribbons are first place winners. It is always amazing to see so many orchids at once.
The orchids definitely outdo the other decorations. One could become lost in just one bloom, and here, overwhelmingly many.
During my short visit there was one plant that I really noticed and enjoyed. It was more red than any orchid I have ever seen. It is front and center in this display.
I looked closer, and I could see its name.
Afterwards I had ten minutes to look through the vast sale in a different location, with tents of sellers, and last minute buyers. I fell in love with one plant, because it reminded me of the one I had noticed...
Here is is in our home, and amazingly, it seems the same or very close. It was a surprise as I was really in a rush, and chose it without thinking! Except I remember how I thought it would match our yellow and red room.
In spite of what a coincidence this was, I actually had a hard time deciding to choose this one. Amidst the sellers, "Orchids of Los Osos" where I found this plant, stood out with the most amazing orchids. Lured by their of the fragrant varieties, I had all I could do to keep my eye on "Sweet Beauty" amidst their selection! But I am glad I did.
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