Learn the delicate art of orchid growing on this week’s episode of We Dig Plants. Alice Marcus Krieg and Carmen Devito call up orchid expert Dave Horak of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Greater New York Orchid Society. Learn about the origins of the Greater New York Orchid Society, and why public perceptions of the plant have changed over the years. Hear why orchids are able to grow in most climates! How have orchid prices and overexposure popularized different varieties and species of the plant? What are some of Dave’s favorite places to check out and purchase orchids? Find out on today’s We Dig Plants! This episode has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

“On average, more than one orchid species is discovered everyday. It’s staggering how many new species keep coming to light out in the wild as new areas are opened up.” [10:50]

Dave Horak on We Dig Plants