Orchids on display

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KENNEWICK -- Mother's day is just one week away and this weekend dozens of people got a head start on flower shopping for mom.

More than three hundred people came out for the 27th annual Orchid show and sale in the Tri-Cities. The event saw a handful of vendors selling a variety of Orchids. Betty Wise told us why Orchids make great gifts for mom.

"Mother's day is coming up and one of the nice things about it is you can buy an orchid for 30 dollars that the flowers will last you two or three months so mom's flowers can last two or three months versus a bouquet of flowers that's only going to last a week," she says.

The event took in nine thousand dollars this year. It's put on by the South Central Washington Orchid Society. The group meets every third Tuesday at Edison Elementary.