Sentinel Progress

Flower power! Tropical orchids at World of Energy

UPSTATE — Beautiful and unusual tropical orchids of all shapes and sizes will be on display at Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station during a free orchid show Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24.

In its ninth year, the show is in partnership with the Blue Ridge Orchid Society (BROS) of South Carolina.

Mark Reinke, of Marble Branch Farms in Walhalla, S.C., will have a variety of unique blooming orchids on display. Reinke is an internationally known orchid hybridizer and grower.

Society members will be available to answer questions. Visitors also will have the opportunity to join the orchid society.

The show is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.

Mark Reinke will have a variety of unique blooming orchids on display.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Mark-Reinke.jpgMark Reinke will have a variety of unique blooming orchids on display. Courtesy photo
Visitors will have the opportunity to join the orchid society.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Orchid-Show.jpgVisitors will have the opportunity to join the orchid society. Courtesy photo
The orchid show runs Feb. 22-24.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Orchid-Show-3.jpgThe orchid show runs Feb. 22-24. Courtesy photo

Staff report

If you go: The show is free and open to the public from

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23,

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.