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This is a discussion on Blue orchids? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Dyeing chcikens like that is just barbaric! poor things! I think GM/GE is just wrong. ...

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    Dyeing chcikens like that is just barbaric! poor things! I think GM/GE is just wrong. Then again, when you talk about GErd food, its not such a bad thing. I think that companies NEED to do trials and tests on the foods to make sure there are no nasty side effects, such as seen in some such as asthma and parkinsons. Problem is though, Monsanto dont give a @#%$, they just want money. Pure evil that company, pure evil.

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    Just leaving aside all the (amusing) stuff about coloured eggs, there is of course a blue form of the small flowered Phalaenopsis species - pulcherrima , and it has been line bred to be at least as blue, if not bluer than most blue cattleyas.
    I have some pics somewhere,of one specimen I bought in France some years ago, if I can find them, I'll post - but I am just in the middle of compiling a lecture needing about a hundred slides/images, and I reckon a good lecture takes one hour of work for every image in the final version ( good job I am retired , although in fact I would not have done it otherwise ) - so don't hold your breath..

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    Default Blue phals - the evidence

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    I found the pic I had in mind. Was sold to me as Doritopsis Blue Heaven, then was suggested to be a line-bred Doritis pulcherrima var coerulea, and now, so I believe Doritis has been subsumed ( I think thats the word) into Phalaenopsis.
    Not sure if the plant still survives - my phals suffered badly from mealy bug and got banished from the greenhouse - sometimes I forgot them for too long....

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    Oh yes, i have one of these, these are nice. Its those artificially dyed ones i hate.

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    poor chickens......next we'll dyeing brown bears white so we wont notice polar bears are going extinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I am just in the middle of compiling a lecture needing about a hundred slides/images, and I reckon a good lecture takes one hour of work for every image in the final version ( good job I am retired , although in fact I would not have done it otherwise ) - so don't hold your breath..
    So, what is the topic for this lecture? Is it being recorded anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    So, what is the topic for this lecture? Is it being recorded anywhere?
    It started off as " would I give a talk in November" and when I agreed and asked what about, it was left to me .I was on the lecturers list here in UK for about 30 years but gave up a few years ago - for reasons which can be summarised as "getting old". I have in fact given talks to about 24 different Orchid Societies in UK over the length and breadth of the land,mostly visiting several times , but curiously enough never to my present Society - probably because they were 3 or 4 hours drive from where I lived most of my working life, and they meet on a week-night which is unusual - most meet at week-ends.
    However, at first I thought I would dig out the notes and set of images from the talks I last did maybe 7 years ago - which were 1) all about hydroponics and S/H , 2)Vandas and their culture and 3) science in the orchid house. But ideas change and I was unhappy with those so I just went through my pics of the last 2 or 3 years - and as you may know I take pics of maybe 10 or so orchids every week, just copied ones that caught my eye, and then started writing a script to see how I could knit them together into a theme... Version 3 is taking shape at present.
    Well it keeps me amused when I can't sleep - as now - here at 3am

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    The Phal "Blue Heaven" was quite lovely. It looks like it has some Vanda "blue blood". Or is that "blue sap"?

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    I have seen pictures of the blue pulcherrima but have never seen one in real life. Is it really that blue, Geoff?

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    Yes - it was quite natural - I bought it from a very highly respected orchid nursery - now run by the fourth generation of growers, ( I happened to mention to the third generation whom I have known for many years , that I would be in France visiting a famous garden, but did not intend to go to Paris that time, and I got a formal invitation to tea - thin porcelain cups, tea so weak that you wondered if they had put any in the pot, thin cucumber sandwiches - just like something from a former century - of course I got to see the French National Collection of Cattleyas too, and came away with a very empty wallet...)but I also bought this Phal/Dtps and had a discussion about the colour. I think I even joked about whether it had ink in its veins , and they were quite shocked at the suggestion. I think my plant was a stem prop, btw.

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