BLACK ROSES

happy rose noir

Very eye-catching: vivid green “poet” carnations juxtaposed with black roses… Black roses? Isn’t the Black Baccara–the blackest rose there is–actually just a deep red? So how did these roses get so black?

happy noir

When I asked the florist at Happy–the French chain that has changed the face of flower retailing with small, elegant black boutiques, great packaging and inexpensive blossoms–she replied that these were simply red Grand Prix roses that had been constantly watered with black tinted water in order to produce the inky blooms.

Is this natural? Desirable? Very debatable… but nevertheless fascinating.

– Lisa

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~ by lisacwhite on October 17, 2009.

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