Tuesday, September 14, 2010


There are many reasons we choose not to carry dyed fresh flowers, the number 1 reason being that there are sooooo many pretty natural ones, why mess with nature? Then there's also the fact that it makes vase water so icky and frankly we just ain't fans of florescent blue and orange and pink flowers.
When I first saw this cymbidium orchid at the wholesaler I was in awe by the beauty of its contrasting colors. I had never seen anything like it, I knew there were several dozen varieties available to the cut flower market but I still manage to be surprised every once in a while. It wasn't till I returned to the shop that I noticed the water in the tube was red.. clear indicator of present dye. I had been fooled and so was everyone else. It was still more than perfect to use in one of our designs and I can't say I wouldn't purchase another stem if I had the use for it...


  1. I was fooled recently by yellow anthurium! It wasn't until they went a little limp and tried to revive them the usual way, submerged under water, that I found out - the water went yellow and the flowers were pale and streaky! Disappointment...

  2. Haven't seen those yet but I did see forest green with gold sprinkles (insert gag here) at Christmas time. :P