Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Rainbow Rose


A few years ago on an anniversary, I gave My Rare One a rainbow rose! Have you ever seen one of these?

For the life of me, I could not figure out how each petal got to be a different colour. Then not too long ago, I saw this diagram and now all is clear. Starting with a white rose, the stem is sectioned, each end placed in a different dye and a different colour is thereby transferred to individual petals.


Rainbow roses may not occur in nature but they're still cool, eh?

[First photo by My Rare One]

35 comments:

miruspeg said...

Totally cool and beautiful Debra.
Never seen these before. Going pin one on my Pinterest account.
Peggy xxxxx

Jacquelineand.... said...

They are beautiful, and the creative mind which figured out how to do it deserves kudos.

strangelynaked.com said...

I've never seen one of those, they're really cool. I'm guessing a bouquet of those wouldn't be cheap.

laurie said...

that is amazing, what a beautiful gift,

anne marie in philly said...

FABULOUS!

DEZMOND said...

It's fabulous what they can do with plants! I also love it when they put square bottles around apples or pears on the trees so that they would grow into that shape :)

Francie M said...

That is amazing!

Debi said...

🌹🌹🌹🌹😍 Now that would make a brilliant bouquet ! xDebi

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how totally cool!

Jeanne said...

I have never seen a Rainbow Rose. Very Cool indeed! The mystery is now solved.

Katy Anders said...

That's crazy that anyone realized that could even be done.

Vanessa Morgan said...

First time I'm seeing this. It's beautiful.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is so beautiful. I wish I could have roses like that growing in my garden.

Linda Wildenstein said...

this is a beautiful flower for sure

mxtodis123 said...

I have never seen one, but they are breathlessly beautiful.
Mary

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm amazed that that's an actual rose. It's more than cool. It's a beauty.

Leeanna said...

I first did that in my Earth Science class in college one summer. We made red white and blue roses for the 4th of July. It's such a cool thing to play around with.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

How awesome would those look in a garden?

JACKIESUE said...

that is beautiful...you sweet

Dixie@dcrelief said...

That's kinda neat. I love the mint green roses - in case you need to know! Ha!

Madilyn Quinn said...

Pretty cool! I'd heard though that black roses are real, but only in this one specific place. Can't remember where, but it has something to do with the chemical makeup of the soil.

Birdie said...

That is so cool! Now I want to try to do this at home.

Dr. Theda said...

Yes dear Lady Debra.... about the same way that they make "Peppermint carnations" ....we learned this in 4th grade using food coloring and a piece of celery..... turned its leaves (and "veins") Blue...
in some Countries this method is used to produce "Fake" "Blue Roses"..... a fabled flower from ancient Arabia....

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are gorgeous! I have never seen one before.

Adam said...

that is very pretty

Jim said...

Friggin amazing, Debra!!
I like these!

Janie Junebug said...

I saw a similar flower colored by a kid for a science fair project. It was very pretty. I think the mom actually did the project, but who cares? Now her kid probably can't go to the potty by herself and the "kid" is in her late twenties.

Love,
Janie

The Happy Whisk said...

They do look cool, yes.

bill lisleman said...

I have never seen that before. Interesting. How long does it take to change color?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bill, I'm not sure. I've never made one personally. I bought mine at a florist's shop. But surely it can't take too long, otherwise the rose would be wilted and crappy before reaching market.

Hermesmerized™ the duchessofH said...

I've never seen one, and I think it's the most fantastic thing ever!

Guillaume said...

Amazing what science can do.

Ms Misantropia said...

The other week I pulled up at our tiny rural food store and saw a dad come out with two little kids, each carrying a rainbow rose. I doubt that either one of them knew why the store was selling them, but it made me happy to see the roses had made it all the way out here in the countryside :)

Riot Kitty said...

That looks incredible.

Magic Love Crow said...

So cool and so beautiful!