Orchids arriving in San Francisco from Thailand last week were carrying unexpected cargo — an agricultural pest that a federal agency said is the first of its kind to have been encountered in the nation.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the discovery Saturday after a U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist earlier in the week confirmed the type of insect found on the flowers. Read More
Are you a not-so-green-thumbed orchid gardener who’s worried about that starter cymbidium you killed by accident? Or an eager collector looking to add a rare, $20,000 Thai specimen to your garden?
Either way, you’re likely be be interested in the 59th annual Pacific Orchid Exposition this weekend at Fort Mason Center, where all five Bay Area orchid societies and more than 50 dealers of the beloved, mysterious flower will convene. Read More