Dreaming about those baskets hanging from your front porch? Apparently, there's no relief from the cold weather in the northeast through the end of this month, so head to the New York Botanical Garden for a great preview of spring.
The orchid show this year is "Chandeliers," and the garden's Victorian-style glasshouse will be filled with hanging baskets and cylinders overflowing with almost every kind of orchid imaginable.
For the first time, the garden's orchid display will run throughout the Conservatory and on into the other galleries in the glass house. The exhibition will explain the history and conservation efforts concerning rare and endangered orchids, and there will also be many tips for visitors on ways to display orchids in creative ways.
Orchids represent the largest family of flowering plants, with more than 30 thousand naturally occurring species. How about that! They grow in almost all conditions, from semi-desert to Arctic tundra, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica.
The show opens on February 28th and runs through April 19th. And check out the many special classes and demonstrations that are running in conjunction with the exhibition.