Thursday, July 14, 2011

My eyes, my eyes...

I think my eyes are permanently damaged. I was in a local market yesterday and saw the horror of horrors -blue Phalaenopsis orchids. I thought I was going to vomit all over the store, but contained myself for the greater good of the people. They have a sign describing them as "Enhanced," seriously? Don't be a fool, keep walking, and hook yourself up with something created by nature. Orchids will never be blue - naturally. There are varieties that have the word blue in their name, but they are actually a shade of purple. If you want blue flowers, go for hydrangea (not the enhanced variety) , delphinium, tweedia, cornflowers, or nigella. I was tempted only by price tag ONCE to purchase dyed flowers, so happy I did not commit this almost mortal sin. I could go on and on about this, but hopefully I have educated you even if just a little bit : ) .

Good: beautiful white phalaenopsis

Bad: bad, bad, bad

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1 comment:

  1. I hate dyed flowers. Hate them. When I see them I think of Valentine's Day 1995 (high school) when the Key Club sold carnations in the cafeteria that were dyed red for a buck. Every girl at my table got one from a boy in the class but me.

    I'm still recovering from the emotional scars.

    Damn those "enhanced" flowers.