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Thousands of orchids bloom in New York (2)

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09:03, March 26, 2012

The waterfall wall.(Joanna Law /People's Daily Online)

Blanc, who is also known as the "Green Man", has been presenting his vertical garden design all over the world. Rich in color and texture, his living tapestries have been commissioned for cityscapes, interiors, museum exhibitions, and fashion shows worldwide. What’s so fascinating about his tapestries is that he has invented a process that allows plants, flowers, mosses, and vines to grow without soil along the face of a wall.

But of his many projects, this orchid show in New York is the most challenging one: while his previous works mostly used green plants, the main protagonist this time is orchids, which are far more fragile and weak against gravity. His persistence reflects his philosophy of adding natural to urban environments and communities through vertical gardens.

All victors who come here would never want to leave in a hurry. They take their time to roam around the conservatory and indulgent in the fragrance and the tropical atmosphere. There are all kinds of orchids, including Psychopsis Kalihi (butterfly orchid), jewel orchids, fan orchids, mini orchids, and Rainbow orchids, which are very rare.

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