A look at the pretty orchids which grow in Canada, and the way they are prepared for exportation.
British Columbia, Canada.
L/S of a picturesque scene with colourful gardens in front of two cottages, a car pulls into the drive. M/S one garden with various different plants, shrubs and rocks. C/U of a pink plant, C/U of white plants, C/U of a purple blossom, M/S of a lilac plant. Various shots of different flowers in the garden including a C/U of big red flowers. L/S of Rod Littley digging in his garden, M/S of Rod as he works.
Interior of a greenhouse - this is full of pink Cattleya Mossiae orchids, nursery assistant Dorothy Padmore is cutting them. M/S of her hand picking the orchid, L/S as she walks away with them. C/U of the flowers, various C/Us of other orchids. L/S as Dorothy walks up to a bench and puts the orchids down. M/S as she works at the bench, C/U as she places each orchid in a separate vial of water and places them in a box, she tapes them down and covers them with shredded wax paper. C/U profile of Dorothy's face as she works. M/S as she puts the lid on.
M/S exterior of the nursery with the sign above it, a man emerges with three boxes of orchids. M/S of a sign with a space shuttle on the top, it says ' Vancouver - Canada's Pacific Airport'. M/S of an aeroplane on the runway, the man with the boxes walks up, M/S as he puts them on a conveyor belt up to the aeroplane. C/U of the boxes which say 'Orchid Blooms'. M/S of the aeroplane propellor starting up, the control tower is in the background, L/S of the aeroplane as it taxis on the runway.