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GORGEOUS Sunset Phal NOID!!

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    Cool GORGEOUS Sunset Phal NOID!!

    I was out shopping at my local home improvement store, and this orchid caught my eye. It has the most amazing sunset colors I think I've ever seen on an orchid! There was no way I was going home without it.

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    I can't stop staring at it! It's a mini, so the flowers are teensy, yet perfectly formed. And check out all the different colors going on in those flowers!! (And by the way, even though I obviously Photoshopped a bit of a drop shadow around the image, the color of the flowers has not been enhanced or changed in any way. This is really what they look like!)

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    I have no other orchids that look even remotely like this. I can't wait to see if it will get bigger, or if will stay a mini. My only regret is that the big chain store didn't bother to put a tag in. An orchid this gorgeous deserves a tag!!

    Perhaps I'll just give it my own pet name...I'll call it 'Sunfire' or something, just to make it feel important! LOL! It certainly is putting on a show worthy of the most noble of names. This orchid makes it feel like summer even when there's snow on the ground!

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    That IS gorgeous. Have you checked in the morning to see if it's fragrant? I would bet it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    Have you checked in the morning to see if it's fragrant? I would bet it is.
    Really? I hadn't even thought to check! Especially since it's so small. Next morning I'll be shoving my nose right in one of those teensy blooms!! I'll be sure to report back!

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    nice color, great photos

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    Very pretty . Love the colors.

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    Very nice. I have one or two that are very similar to this and I have never found them to have any fragrance.

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    Great photos very classic.

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    Gorgeous color...and great photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by max View Post
    Very nice. I have one or two that are very similar to this and I have never found them to have any fragrance.
    Hehee...yeah, and I totally forgot to stick my nose in it this morning, because I was so busy trying to hustle my kids out the door to get them to school. Hold on...I'm going to do a "sniff test" right now...


    Oh my goodness...it DOES have a scent!! It's a difficult scent to describe, though. The best I can do is to say it smells citrusy and fresh...sort of like a mixture of lemon juice and fresh-cut grass. It's rather pleasant. I'm totally surprised by this orchid having a scent! I've heard that most phals don't, so I didn't even bother to sniff it.

    I didn't realize that these sunset phals were so common. This is my first encounter with one that's so brilliantly colored. And the blooms are non-fading, so the reds, oranges, yellows, and purples last and last! Other yellow phals I've had in the past have had their colors fade after blooming, and one of them annoyed me so much by how pale it got that I actually gave it away to a friend. But this one is bright and robust as long as the flowers are open.

    Gosh, I SOOOO wish it came with a tag!!!

    Well, thanks for the feedback...I'm heading of to smell my orchid again.

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    Great color!! Love this phal. So sorry there isn't a name with it.

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