Orchid Paradise in Joan Gunn's GreenhouseLoading
  • Joan Gunn looks after her moth orchid (Phalaenopsis schilleriana) that has 54 flowers at once at her home in Sacramento on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • One of several Lady Slipper orchid flowers showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
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  • A spectacular specimen orchid -- Ascocentrum miniatum -- is showcased at Joan Gunn's green house in Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • An unusual orchid -- Phalaenopsis bastianii -- are showcased at Joan Gunn's green house Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Phaleonopsis (moth orchid) are showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Joan says just two or ice cubes a week are the secret to keep these plants alive.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Phaleonopsis (moth orchid) are showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Joan says just two or three ice cubes a week are the secret to keep these plants alive.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A tiny orchid plant is showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Lady Slipper hybrid orchid is showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Asconopsis 'Irene Dobkins' is one of hundreds of unusual orchids showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This unusual orchid is one of hundreds showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This butterfly orchid -- an Oncidium hybrid -- is one of many rarities showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This cattleya orchid is one of hundreds showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Joan Gunn says this Phalaenopsis 'Champion Lightning' is one of her favorite orchids in her green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This rare orchid (Pleurothallis pectinata) is indigenous of Brazil. Its leaf wraps around the flower. It is one of hundreds of orchids showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Dendrobium flowers are showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This moth orchid (Phalaenopsis) has dozens of blooms. It's one of hundreds showcased at Joan Gunn's green house on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Pinks and purples are her favorites.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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