Longwood Gardens's Orchid Extravaganza opened today. I'll post a longer blog about the display in a few days, but I wanted to highlight one amazing orchid, the Blue Phalaenopsis. Yes, you read that correctly, blue! As any orchid lover knows, this just doesn't exist. Longwood is highlighting a new technique of injecting dye into the roots of an orchid while the flower buds are forming. When they bloom, they show an electric blue color. I can't say that I particularly liked it, but I certainly was blown away by it!