Orchids - The Sexiest Flower

Join us for the New Hampshire Orchid Society's 22nd annual orchid show in Nashua, NH. From 8-9AM the show will be open only to photographers, and will allow use of tripods and flash.

The show is held at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH. The hotel is just off Route 3 at Exit 1 - click here for a map & directions. Admission is $10 for adults (but free for photogs between 8AM-9AM).

Orchid Facts and Triva:
Originating about some 80 million years ago, orchids are a fascinating group. The name is derived from the Greek orchis, which means testicle, so named because of the shape of their bulbous roots. There are about 25,000 different types of orchids, and it's estimated that another 5,000 have yet to be discovered.

You've eaten orchids (as Vanilla), they have inspired books (The Orchid Thief) and movies (Adaptation, based on the book), and were illegal for English women to own for a time because they were considered too sensual.

The largest orchids can grow to 60 feet, weight 2,000 pounds, and produce 10,000 flowers.

Finally, note that I cannot attend due to a previous engagement. If someone would be good enough to step up to organize this even, we'd all be much obliged.

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  • Mitch R.

    I would have loved to attend but weather is a problem as such.

    February 9, 2013

  • Grace

    Not sure if i will get my car out snow. Can't make it Sunday. I will be working

    February 8, 2013

  • Leigh

    I have changed my res for Sunday… and hope I make it. I don’t have anyone lined up to plow for me (I have a long long driveway!) - so fingers crossed!

    February 8, 2013

  • Steve S.

    i will be canceling my rsvb thanks john for setting up this and the penguin plunge

    February 8, 2013

  • Nitin

    I am changing for Sunday too!

    February 6, 2013

  • Barry

    Based on the weather forecast, I know living in New England don't count on the storm until it happens, I am changing my rsvp to Sunday

    1 · February 6, 2013

    • John

      I can't blame you, Barry

      February 6, 2013

  • Barry

    I live in Tewksbury and the Radison in Nashua is less than 15 minutes from my house. If anyone is interested in carpooling, let me know. There is a Home Depot just off 495 where we can meet and I can drive from there. Drop me an email or call my cell[masked] if interested.

    February 6, 2013

  • Seth D.

    I will be there, but leading another Meetup group.

    January 24, 2013

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