I made this Phalaenopsis orchid in silver in the early 1990's for RGB Kew Gardens for their shop to celebrate the Orchid Festival, held every February
And what a fitting drop in vibrant blue Lapis Lazuli to show the rarest of coloured Orchid!
Vanda coerulea, commonly known as blue lady orchid, blue Vanda, queen orchid, lily orchid or autumn lady's tresses, is a species of orchid found in Northeast India with its range extending to China. It is known as kwaklei in Manipuri and vandaar in Sanskrit. The blooms, which are very long lasting compared to other orchids, is the only true natural blue orchid