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Re: Blue Anthuriums

  • Subject: Re: Blue Anthuriums
  • From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix@msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:14:57 -0600

ROFL!!!  P.T. Barnum & Sons Inc.    Ol' P.T. would have loved that story! 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Blue Anthuriums


How appropriate your last comment is ... years ago I worked for a Major
Retailer, and they had a "sample store" where employees could buy
merchandise samples of all sorts. One day a friend and I walked up to see
a buying frenzy - people carrying out large (5 gallon, at least) pots of
what looked to me exactly like a typical big box store Spathiphyllum,
except that the spathes were bright red! People were buying two or three
of them at a time, exclaiming about how beautiful and unusual they were.

When I got closer, I could see that the spathes had in fact been spray
painted red.

It would be funnier if it weren't sad.


On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, hermine wrote:

> At 09:28 PM 11/14/2011, you wrote:
> >Jude - I don't doubt that there might be some real blues (or getting
> >close to it!) given some of the deep purples I've seen the varieties
> >have, but I think if you saw them in person you'd realize these were
> >not giving some orchid breeder out there the hybridizer happy dance.
> >It looks off, like the flowers were painted with watercolor or
> >something! It was more glaring due to the "natural" untreated
> >hybrids right next to them.
> chemicals aside, I SMELL MENDACITY in the form of PHOTOSHOP! I never
> seed that colour blue on a flower in my entire life of peering at
> blue flowers, especially among flowers where blue is notably absent like roses.
> I got an idea. why do not the people just get spray cans and make the
> flowers whatever they like.
> hermine
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