Posted by lemonjelly on:
The theme is "get your kicks on Route 66."
There are some sweet vintage cars, decorated with orchids.
Andy's Orchids, as usual, has an amazing display of species orchids.
There are heaps of plants for sale in the vending area, I saw some rather pretty fully blooming Phalenopsis for about $16-18 each. These stay in bloom generally for a month, not such a bad price to pay for a bouquet that effectively lasts 30 days or more, and if you're really good (which you probably aren't), it could bloom again. Bonus.
Along with the dizzying array of vibrant flowers, there's a dizzying array of vibrant orchid growers and fans. Enthusiasm, they have plenty.
It's open Saturday and Sunday at Earl Warren Showgrounds. It was open Friday, but wrapped for the evening at 5 pm.