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108# - Where can I learn how to grow orchids?

108# \u002D Where can I learn how to grow orchids?
7 years, 6 months ago The Garden offers a number of sources for plant care advice. You can call us on weekday mornings at (314) 577-5143. For fact sheets prepared by the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, go online to www.gardeninghelp.org. Stop by the Kemper Center to use ... The Garden off

106# - Does climate change threaten orchids?

106# \u002D Does climate change threaten orchids?
7 years, 6 months ago Orchids are often endangered with extinction in nature. Wild populations are often over collected by humans. Many species are highly adapted to a specific habitat, soil, or pollinator, making them very vulnerable to climate change. All orchids at the ... Orchids are o

107# - Where would I find orchids in the wild?

107# \u002D Where would I find orchids in the wild?
7 years, 6 months ago Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants in the world, with some 30 to 35,000 species. That’s nearly 10 percent of all flowering plants! They grow on every continent except Antarctica. About 200 orchid species grow in North America. Thousands ... Orchids a

104# - Has Garden’s orchid collection been displayed other ...

104# \u002D Has Garden’s orchid collection been displayed other places?
7 years, 6 months ago The Garden’s orchid collection has a historic connection with one of St. Louis’s longest standing traditions. The Veiled Prophet Parade is one of the country’s oldest parades. The first one was held in 1878, sponsored by a group of civic leaders who ... The Garde

105# - How large is the orchid collection today?

105# \u002D How large is the orchid collection today?
7 years, 6 months ago The Garden’s orchid collection is one of the largest and finest in the country. We grow more than 8,100 orchid plants behind the scenes, in our greenhouses. They make up our largest living collection, representing over 2,500 unique species, varieties and ... The Gard

102# - How is this orchid display created?

102# \u002D How is this orchid display created?
7 years, 6 months ago The orchid display starts as a concept as is designed by our Floral Display team more than a year before its installation. This team designed and builds new props specific to each show. The display is then installed by our Horticulture staff and ... The orchid display

103# - Has the orchid collection ever been threatened?

103# \u002D Has the orchid collection ever been threatened?
7 years, 6 months ago The Missouri Botanical Garden has a long and proud history, but our orchids didn’t always grow here. Back in 1926, the collection was threatened by dirty city air from coal smoke and industrial pollution. So, the Garden moved them 30 miles west, to Gray ... The Misso

100# - What was the inspiration for this year’s show?

100# \u002D What was the inspiration for this year’s show?
7 years, 6 months ago Let us whisk you away on a sophisticated French escape to experience a butterfly’s view of paradise: a lush garden filled with hundreds of fresh-blooming orchids. Stroll through the French-inspired Monarch Café to discover its butterfly garden. Saunter ... Let us wh

101# - How did the Garden’s orchid collection start?

101# \u002D How did the Garden’s orchid collection start?
7 years, 6 months ago The creation of the world-class orchid collection at the Missouri Botanical Garden did not occur overnight. It is the culmination of many research trips to the tropics and donations both local and from afar. In 1876, Mrs. Henry T. Blow presented Garden ... The creation