Traveling north and south in the Upper Keys, Islamorada flower shop owner Maria Estrada visits hotels, restaurants and businesses daily with a selection of flowers for purchase.
Among the stops is Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada. Not only does she make deliveries to the resort, but she also tends to the orchids at the lobby and casita rooms.
Estrada’s orchids are so beautiful that they attracted the resort general manager’s attention one day. That led to the creation of the first Cheeca Lodge & Spa Orchid Celebration, set for April 25.
“He said he had an idea of an orchid show. I...