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Mint Dreams in Trinity, FL

Mint Dreams in Trinity, FL

During  a visit to Lowe’s yesterday for some storm-related items (just in case- batteries, extra paper towels, rope to tie a young tree down). Of course (me, being me) , I had to go look in the flower and plant department and lookie what I found.

Mint Orchid

By now, I’m used to seeing the blue orchids because they have been around for about a year; but a mint green one, and you can just see a purple one peeking out underneath the blue one. I was more impressed with the green one, I think. Because of the lighting in Lowe's, these look all green but are only green on the edges and white in the center of the petals. They remind me of my green and white African Violets.

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Mint Dreams in Trinity, FL


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Comment balloon 14 commentsToni Weidman • August 26 2012 06:03AM


Hi Toni.  The flowers must be artifically colored.  Phaleanopsis come in white, pink, and speckled, and more in shades of pastel than vibrant.  Hybridizers would love to come up with a black orchid -- but if you see one of those, it's been colored, too.


Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 8 years ago

According to Alexandra; these are not colored but bred that way. I did a post on the blue ones last year saying this same thing that you said and she told me that she bought one and it does produce blue blossoms without any dye or treatments.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

What a beautiful Orchid Toni. The color is amazing. Leave it to you to find the unusual...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 8 years ago

Toni, sure hope you don't need the supplies for the hurricane, but you should have bought that mint green one -- it is beautiful!   Stay safe my friend!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

Toni: When we go to Lowe's I always end up in the flower and plant looking at all of the beautiful flowers.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 8 years ago

Toni, you always bring us the most beautiful and unique flowers....I love seeing what you will bring us next!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni,

I saw some of those in May in our Home Depot and I was thinking they must have artificially colored them so very interesting to know they breed that color as well. I guess we will be seeing them around from now on.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 8 years ago

Very interesting colors.  We need orchids like this for St. Patrick's Day.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

The colors now available with orchids is amazing.  Alexandra Seigel posted a picture of a magenta orchid yesterday, which was also very stunning.   But this mint green one is highly unusual.  It provides a very soothing feel!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

What a beautiful orchid.  I hope you took it home for some mint dreams while trapped during the hurricane.  Be safe out there!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 8 years ago

Toni, it's almost like they watered the soil with colored water!  They really look pretty cool.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Thanks everyone, the orchid is stunning and I think now that Isaac was a non-event for us, I will head back to Lowe's to buy one for Craig. He's our orchid collector.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 8 years ago


Remember that orchid for next St. Patrick's Day. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 8 years ago


They do look all green here but based on your description, they sound beautful! 

Hope you weather Issac in Trinity!!!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 8 years ago

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