The Other Orchid Thief: Virus Ravages the Popular Flower [Slide Show]

For hobbyists like Colette Theriault, a photographer who lives in Ontario, orchids are an addiction. Theriault bought her first Phalaenopsis in 1999 and nurtured it for three years before it bloomed its first pink flowers. The success led to more, until she had 25 orchids crowding her windowsills. In March she discovered yellow spots on the leaves of her collection–a telltale sign of a virus, like those plaguing the orchid industry.   [More]

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