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Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 8281

Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 8281

 

This photograph was taken at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  If you have not yet visited Longwood Gardens, I recommend it as a travel destination to add to your list. 

 

Subhash Sharma  "These are exquisite looking white orchids which(in common with others) have long been associated with fertility and virility. In ancient Greece, it was believed that consuming the root tubers could determine the sex of the unborn foetus. If the father of the unborn child ate large tubers of the plant, his wife was likely to give birth to a boy. On the other hand, if the expecting mother ate small orchid tubers, she was most likely to give birth to a baby girl. Due to this widespread belief, orchids became popular gifts for expecting couples. In ancient China, orchids were said to represent many children."

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs.

 

Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8281 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8281
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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