Swashbuckling Orchid Tales

March 1, 2018
Orchids, Scoundrels, and Author Craig Pitman at the Useppa Museum - Comments and photos by UseppaGin - A standing room only audience listened to Craig Pitman’s tales of orchid adventurers in their quests to find the rarest flowers. For hundreds of years plant swashbucklers trekked across continents smuggling specimens home. This nefarious activity is described in Pitman’s “true crime/gardening” book The Scent of Scandal.