There were tiny yellow and burgundy orchids. Large orchids with tiny maroon spots stippling them. Hot-pink orchids with purple velvet throats. Pansy orchids with enormous limp blossoms bolted with lilac centers. Pale yellow orchids with hot-pink veins. And these lovelies, with buttery-edged white petals, blotted with various drops of mauve and maroon, and a blaze of gold in the center.
Now is the time to visit the Orchid House in the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The spring flower show is on, offering a dazzling display of orchids and bromeliads in bloom.