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Sonoma Family Life Magazine


In Victorian England, the wealthy were smitten with orchids. Some even became obsessed, developing orchidelirium, a condition that drove sufferers to spend thousands of dollars on finding and cultivating the then rare and exotic flowers. Today cloning has made orchids more accessible to everyone—and enthusiasts still abound. The curious can find out what all the floral fuss is about at the Exploring Orchids Show, which will include a wide array of vendors, hourly drawings for free orchids, a silent auction, expert orchid-care instruction, and an on-site orchid doctor. The event will be held on March 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and March 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa. Admission is $10; parking is free.