Orchids take center stage at the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival

  • Chris Ruschmeyre, from Kendall, looks through a selection of orchids and plants during the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left: Isla, 3, and Tegan O'Quinn, 2, admire butterflies at the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden during the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Attendees of the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival look through a selection of orchids in an outdoor tent at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Carol Hackanson, form the Redlands, photographs award-winning orchids and other plants in the main exhibition hall during the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Attendees browse through award winning plants in the main exhibition hall during the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Attendees of the the 12th Annual International Orchid Festival look through a selection of orchids in an outdoor tent at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF