Somewhere on Planet Earth circa 2020...
Orchid and Ore was born like most companies during the pandemic- in the middle of some long and very uncertain nights while the world got weird. Those nocturnal hours-while dark-proved to be the place for the seed of an idea to take root. What began as a horticultural therapy in lock down; tending orchids in our small garden was beginning to evolve into something wild, bright, and educational.
Deep down the rabbit hole of research, experimenting, lots of failing, improving, and pushing forward in the quest for perfectly preserved brilliant Orchids. What makes them unique? O&O's hand painted Orchids imitate some of nature's finest displays of light. Whether it's the brilliant green of the Fox Fire Mushroom or the surprising UV reactive pink tones of a New World Flying Squirrel's fur, we're taking notice and you should too. Our color palette is directly inspired from the very creatures around us that either have bioluminescent or fluorescent qualities.
The result? Orchids that truly glow like they are out of this world! Actually don't they remind you of something you'd find growing in the forests of Pandora in Avatar? Yup, and we're big fans!
***Orchids and Glow Ores must first be charged by bright direct light. For best results charge with a UV light. ***
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Orchid and Ore Trademark pending 2022
In the words of Frida Kahlo, " I paint flowers so they will not die."
* We have no affiliation with James Cameron's Avatar- but we sure are inspired!
Mother Owned and Operated- Handmade- Grown in the USA