Friday, March 4, 2011

Blue Orchids!! Just Gorgeous!!

 

I admit I love all things blue so being a gardener true blue flowers are at the top of my list of must have’s in the garden.

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When I spotted this blue beauty at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show I know my eyes had to just sparkle.
Did you all hear me ewwing and ahhing?

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  I just kept staring at it and then thought that it just couldn’t be real. So of course being the kid that I am I just had to touch it to make certain.

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To my surprise those big blue blooms were real. I am just a country gardener so I had never saw a blue Orchid before.
As they say I don’t get around much. LOL!

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But just admit it  isn’t she just gorgeous? !!  I am in love.

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She was set in just the right display amongst other tropical plants…..

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which paved the way into an outdoor room  or Cabana that just screamed warm summer or tropical breezes.
Just the sight to make one long for a vacation on the beach
and get away from the cold, damp breezes of Ohio.

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The Blue Orchid will never be in my collection of plants to my disappointment.  Orchids do not do well in my home and I would never want to kill anything so beautiful.
Update: This Blue Orchid may be a white one dyed blue.

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This tropical flower  was planted in amongst the Blue Orchids. Does anyone know what it is?
I know some of my warm climate garden buddies will have the answer.

Update: The flower is  Aechmea 'Blue Tango’.
Thank you Rhonda!

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On another topic it seems some of our fellow bloggers are getting their posting stolen again.
I have added a script to my blog so that there can be “No Right Clicks” to make it harder for the pesky money grubbing thieves to steal the pictures and the content.
Everyone should  try this deterrent  just to make it harder for them.
They should at least be made to work for it if they are going to steal and try to make money off of your work.
Go here to copy the – Code.
Then go into the Design area on your blog to
Add a Gadget to your page and get the Add HTML /Java Script  feature and copy the No Right Click code into it.
So Easy and Done!

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Today is Fertilizer Friday with our Hostess Tootsie,
aka Glenda, at “Tootsie Time” so “Flaunt Your Flowers”.
It feels good just to have some flowers to flaunt at
this time of the year.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

 Happy Gardening,
Lona

30 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I was wondering what beauties you'd find there. That is one stunning orchid. I have no idea what the mystery plant is. I hate a thief. I'm gonna try to apply this application to my blog. Hope you have a good day.

Darla said...

My goodness I have never seen a Blue Orchid either, I must travel in the same cirlces as you, lol. I know the other plant is a Bromeliad just don't know which one.

Egretta Wells blog said...

what a gorgeous blog. Thanks for sharing the "blues"!

Patsy said...

Thank you for the code and that blue is lovely, your header just sings spring.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The blue Orchids are beautiful, I've never seen blue ones either. I don't think any Orchids will ever live in my home either, I can barely handle an easy houseplant :)

~~Rhonda said...

Lona, the blue orchid is so gorgeous! Blue is my favorite color, but I have never tried an orchid and wouldn't want to start with one as lovely as that! The other tropical plant may be Aechmea 'Blue Tango.' So pretty!
~~Rhonda

Annelie said...

I never saw blue orchids either. Guess I am just a country girl like you. And just like you, I would reach out to see if they are real.
They are completely lovely.

Best,

Annelie

Stone Art's Blog said...

Lovely colour.
We only ever had one Orchid plant in our house, but the cat hated it, every night he would tip it off the shelf, until eventually he killed it ( a proud day for him im sure)

Cass @ That Old House said...

I have never seen a blue orchid either! That is amazing -- I had no idea they existed. Guess I don't get out much, either!

Thanks for the tip on the Code.
All best wishes -- Cass

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hi Lona: I was sure those orchids were not real. I have never seen one that colour. Are you sure they did not dye them. Thanks for the right click code. I just added it to my blog. V

Floridagirl said...

Wow! That blue phalaenopsis orchid is stunning! I suspected it was faked somehow, since phals don't come in true blue, so I googled it. Indeed, these are created using a white orchid injected with a blue dye. Pretty cool-looking though! Your other gorgeous bloom is a bromeliad; I'd guess maybe an Aechmea, but not sure. There are thousands of brom species and cultivars out there.

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! I'm a sucker for blue ;)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona,

I have never seen a blue orchid, just gorgeous! I am struggling to keep my orchids blooming, not sure what I am doing.

Eileen

Balisha said...

I don't care if it is dyed...it's stunning. Thanks for the code tip.
Balisha

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

That really is a true blue too. I love orchids but this one really does not look real, although it is. It will takes some getting used too I think.

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Hi Lona,
Blue coloring, when used well, can make for a pretty bloom and this orchid looks lovely in your post. Glad you were able to identify the mystery plant.
I also looked back through a few of the posts that I have missed. I especially enjoyed the folklore post and all the old family (?) photos. I have always thought that when you depend on something as unpredictable as the weather and have to grow your own food to eat, that you quickly look for ways to turn luck in your favor.
P. S. Thanks for the copy prevention tip. I have been wanting to address this for a while. Have a great weekend.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well, you had me at blue.... I was completely into it, what a gorgeous shade. And I guess it lives with the blue poinsettias.

I am going to add that code, thank you so much, my posts are among those that are stolen all the time. Very frustrating.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Thanks, for the code, it was super easy to apply, and it works.

I have heard that it's not totally effective, but anything that slows them down....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Tamara Jansen said...

I LOVE those new blue orchids! I have to figure out how they DO that :)

Bernie said...

The blue orchid is certainly a stunner ... even if it's done with dye, it's worth the effort! Lovely brom too.

This stealing of blog content seems to be rife ... thanks for the hint on stopping the right-click pilfering.

Gail said...

Thanks Patsi~Do we add the code as a gadget? Or to the Blog html? thanks, gail PS It was a beautiful blue even if dyed that color ...

Autumn Belle said...

I installed this code after my whole blog post was stolen. It is useful to keep away the robots. I will give your link to Melanie (Northern Gardener's Almanac), who is facing the same problem.

Autumn Belle said...

This blue orchid is very unusual, one I have never seen before.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Lona girl that would have gotten me too ! true blue is so tricky in the plant world .. I am one suspicious character when I see it ! It is gorgeous though eh?
Thank you for letting us know about the code .. I am going to get over there and do it right now!
You are a gem girl : )
Joy

The Redneck Rosarian said...

What a beautiful orchid. Did not know they came in blue... very intense coloring.

p3chandan said...

Gorgeous unique colour though maybe its dyed blue. Great photos!I have to try to apply that code too, thanks for sharing.

p3chandan said...

Hi Lona, I tried to get the code but when I clicked it was not there. Ive checked copyscape, they have copied some of my posts of another blog of mine. So hope you can help with the code. Thanks so much Lona.

HolleyGarden said...

I think orchids are beautiful, no matter what color they are. Thanks, too, for the code.

Andrea said...

Hi Lona, that blue color on Phals will just be there when the dye is continuously poured there, i am sorry but i feel like it is a bit too artificial. And it might not be good for the orchids in the long run. I saw it once also in Kimberly's post, also with Phalaenopsis. You should see the real blue orchids in my last post.

Kathleen said...

omg ~ that blue orchid is stunning! It would have stopped me in my tracks too ~ I've never seen one that color before. I'm like you, I would have checked to see if it was real!
Looks like a good show. Great info on stopping the right click too ~ I'm going to have to see if typepad will let me install it. I sometimes have trouble with widgets for some reason.