Barbara Pintozzi
Landscape Architects & Designers
January Great Lakes contemporary-landscape
 

January Great Lakes

orchid closeup by Barbara Pintozzi
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http://mcgregorsdaughter.blogspot.com

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Barbara Pintozzi added this to Great Lakes Gardener's January Checklist
Bring blooms indoors. Great Lakes gardeners can suffer from flower withdrawal in the middle of winter. In addition to forced bulbs, orchids can be a good fix. Bring an insulated bag if you go to purchase one on a bitter-cold day, as tender plants and blooms can be damaged by the cold between leaving the store and getting them into the house.There are many books on orchid care, such as Bloom Again Orchids, to guide your purchase and care of orchids. Start with less fussy, easy-care orchids, such as this moth orchid (Phalaenopsis hybrid).
I conducted an informal and completely unscientific poll among my friends on social media, and Radiant Orchid got mixed reviews. One of my friends commented that she likes this color for orchids, and that’s about it. Another friend finds it insipid and too similar to mauve — a color she associates with dental offices from the ’80s. Ouch! But another friend thought the color would work well for one of her quilting projects, perhaps used with shades of gray or soft green.A poll conducted by Houzz showed similar mixed feelings, so I decided to find examples of successful uses of the color to see if I could change some minds.

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oliviaskoval added this to oliviaskoval's Ideas
September 3, 2014
fuchsia and dark orange value in center of flower
Floral Deco added this to PA MI CASA
July 16, 2014
para pintar
Paul Dunlop added this to paul_dunlop's Ideas
March 1, 2014
New 2014 color Radiant Orchid
crunchyqi added this to color
February 5, 2014
this as artwork is great to use as a pink accent color
Lekha Mathias added this to Best Ways to Use Colour
February 1, 2014
Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Colour of 2014
barbmarcell added this to PAINT: Colour of the Year 2014
January 1, 2014
conducted an informal and completely unscientific poll among my friends on social media, and Radiant Orchid got mixed reviews. One of my friends commented that she likes this color for orchids, and that’s about it. Another friend finds it insipid and too similar to mauve — a color she associates with dental offices from the ’80s. Ouch! But another friend thought the color would work well for one of her quilting projects, perhaps used with shades of gray or soft green. A poll conducted by Houzz showed similar mixed feelings, so I decided to find examples of successful uses of the color to see if I could change some minds
ladecor added this to ladecor's ideas
December 28, 2013
Pantone 2014 Color of the Year
MARY SUSAN FARRAR added this to COLOR
December 19, 2013
PANTONES COLOR 2014
FOCAL POINT STYLING added this to COLOR OF THE YEAR 2014: RADIANT ORCHID
December 15, 2013
Pantone's Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
LuxeSpecs added this to Paint and wallcoverings
December 8, 2013
Pantones color of the year-
malhon added this to malhon's ideaîs
December 8, 2013
Mirror frame
Mary Kennedy added this to Art work
December 8, 2013
Would love this as art work!
Hillary Fish added this to Matsui
October 18, 2013
Ooh see through!
gardenresearch added this to garden ideas
August 5, 2013
orchid, flower
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