Tuesday, March 17, 2009

R.F. Orchids

R.F. Orchids is home to a diverse species of orchids. The nursery is a beautiful tropical garden where all types of orchids are sold to the public. Located in Homestead and part of the Redlands, these tropical plants can range from $10-125 dollars, the most expensive being the rare orchid. The nursery is open Tuesday - Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. They offer private tours of their gardens, on Saturday and Sunday only at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is located at 28100 SW 182 Avenue, Homestead FL 33030.

This past Sunday, El Sosio and I headed to the Redlands to visit R.F. Orchids. We were taken back by the beauty that these plants have to offer. There were so many breeds of orchids that neither one of us had seen before which left us in awe. If I wasn't short on money, I would've walked out of there with more than one orchid. Some orchids were on sale for a very reasonable price considering the health and size. Way better quality and price than Home Depot or Lowe's has to offer.

As soon as we walked in an employee greeted us with lemonade.

The table in the back had a sale on orchids. Only $15 and as you can tell they are huge!

I wanted these really bad! They are rare spider orchids that can grow 2-3 feet tall.

Orchids are placed on barks of tree to resemble nature for them.

This orchid is cross pollinated.

While roaming around the nursery we noticed some orchids had what looked like feathers or blown cotton on them. This is the plant causing that, which is found in the gardens. Part of the Ceiba family, aslo known as silk cotton tree.

I apologize for overwhelming with the amount of photos but I simply could not stop taking pictures. Like I said, it truly is a beautiful place, even for the non orchid lovers.

1 comment:

Alejandro said...

Those are some really nice pictures.