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Colorfuze Orchids

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

A few years ago I photographed some Blue Mystique orchids. Since then, I’ve seen orchids in shades of blues, greens and purples. I recently had the opportunity to photograph several unusual colored orchids at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.

The orchids are what are know as Colorfuze Orchids. Growers start with with white Moth orchids and inject dye into the vascular systems of the plants to get the colored blossoms. From reports I’ve seen they will rebloom as white flowers – rather than the colored blossoms.

But they are fun to photograph! Here are some of the colorfuze orchids I photographed

Lavender Mist Colorfuze Orchids

Lavender Mist Colorfuze Orchid

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Lavender Mist Colorfuze Orchid

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Lime Light Colorfuze Orchids

Lime Lights Colorfuze Orchid

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Lime Lights Colorfuze Orchid

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Blue Diamond Colorfuze Orchids

Blue Diamond Colorfuze Orchid

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Blue Diamond Colorfuze Orchid

© 2013 Patty Hankins


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