As I walked into the local Wal-Mart store, Saturday afternoon, I immediately saw the display of flowers.
You already know how much I love flowers....so, it would not surprise you, when I say, I couldn't take my eyes off this beautiful orchid.
Do you recall seeing a deep blue orchid like this one?
I was ready to put one in my shopping cart, when I checked the price....yikes !!
It took real courage to resist, and remember why I was shopping in the first place. I'm currently trying to dress 25, very tall windows at Das Kleine Haus.
Oh well, at least I have my photos...
Added Note: Thanks to Susan's comment and research, there is much more to this beautiful indigo blue orchid. Here is a link that tells the whole story...Indigo Mystique
Wow that is beautiful, never seen one that colour before. Well done on not buying it I don't know if I would have had that strengthReplyDelete
Hi Gillian...I'm laughing because, after writing the post, I was thinking I might go back and buy it. The thing is, their blooms do last a long time. But, I'm never sucessful in making them bloom again.Delete
That blue is so true.ReplyDelete
It is...and they were so beautiful, about 10 of them lined up. It was a real show stopper!Delete
What a gorgeous color! I would have said yikes to that price also.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda....I might have considered anything under $20.00 But this was just too much for something I could never make re-bloom.Delete
I know, believe me I know, how hard it is to resist something so rare! The color blue is just not something you see in many flowers and this is a beauty! There are some tricks to get it to bloom again; let me know if after looking at your photos, you really cave in to have this:-DReplyDelete
Hi Susan...this color was a first for me when it comes to orchids. You must know a secret. I'll drop you an e-mail if I can't resist. What breaks my heart, most of them will probably die in the store.Delete
Meggie, if it makes you feel better, I just checked my orchid book and blue is not a color orchids come in naturally--these blue indigo are commercially dyed--just a way to grab the attention of buyers (and charge more)!Delete
Thanks, Susan. When in the store, I check the stems to see if they were dyed. Everything looked normal. They are injected with something to make them bloom indigo the first time around. They are really eye-catching!Delete
Wow, that is just breath taking!ReplyDelete
Oh, Kath....they are beautiful!Delete
Spectacular colour! It sounds as though you were right to resist the lure, though.ReplyDelete
Hi Elaine, I've never had a desire to grow orchids. But I do have a friend, from Vietnam, that grows a greenhouse full of beautiful orchids. These had at least 10 buds on them...beauty for quite a while.Delete
That is a wonderful color. I would have resisted too, at that price.ReplyDelete
Hi Amy...everyone seems to be in agreement on resisting to buy. But, they were beautiful. I will check again next week to see how many have sold.Delete
I would be put off by the high cost and totally intimidated by having to care for such a fancy flower!ReplyDelete
Ms Sparrow....give me daisies and I'm happy!Delete
That is a stunning colour, I have never seen such a fabulously coloured orchid, nor have I ever bought one, they look as if they would be really difficult to look after.ReplyDelete
Hi Anne...there are many violet colored flowers at a lesser price. Still...they were beautiful!Delete
Gorgeous photos! Very rich color!ReplyDelete