Walking thru the grocery store tonight I came upon this:
A blue phalaenopis orchid. In fact an entire table of them - probably 50 - at the very low price of $29.99 each. "WTF", I say to myself.
Then, I do something I had never done before. I pull out my phone and take photos and email them to myself.
[I know. The rest of you do this on a daily basis, but I still have trouble remembering which button to press to answer when it rings.]
You know how it is - even if you are not a big gardener or flower person. Blue is the holy grail of flower color. Hybridizers all over the world are working to breed a true blue orchid - but this ain't it.
Remember 4th grade when Miss Wells put green food coloring in the water of the carnations? That's what this looks like. Apparently it's not how it's really done, but it is "done". The developers say that they are created, but not exactly dyed.
There is variety in the saturation of the color, so they do vary a good bit. I rather liked this one that was more pale, but there were some that were so blue that they looked spray-painted. (Think purple poinsettias!)
Apparently they are very popular. I found them priced on the Internet for $80, while these were much less.
So , what do you think? Does it match the wallpaper in your guest bathroom? Would you buy one?
I wonder if Miss Wells did the green carnation thing for St. Patrick's Day? Maybe she wasn't as old as we all thought....
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