Friday, September 11, 2009

Cymbidium Orchids

The Cymbidium orchid is the epitome of a sophisticated flower in my opinion. They are available year round in shades of pink, green, white, green, yellow.  The complete stem of florets can be used in design work or the individual florets can be removed and used individually. Cymbidiums also hold up well out of water (maybe that’s one of the reasons I adore them).

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 The individual florets, when hand-wired, create a lightweight bouquet of stunning simplicity.

 

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Both mini and standard sized cymbidiums are featured in this centerpiece…along with one of my favorites…fiddleheads.Roses and stock add fragrance to the centerpiece while hydrangeas add volume. 

 

fall_centerpieceblush I love the combination of pepperberries, hydrangeas, and roses with the orchids. Sweetheart and standard sized roses in deep crimson add richness to the arrangement and what about that zinc container? Beautiful!

 

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 Another combination I like…lime green cymbidiums with deep eggplant mini callas.

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I am always drawn to arrangements that incorporate non-floral elements…notice the pomegranate, lotus pod and artichoke…

 

 

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The deep plum tones of the dahlias and mini callas make this bouquet lush! Notice, also, no filler!

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Succulents AND cymbidium orchids AND moss…throw in roses and manzanita…perfection!

 

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Kiwi vine, black grapes, pears and rosemary add natural elements to a wooden box arrangement.

Well, it’s Friday afternoon. Time to start the weekend! Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by this week. I’d love to hear from you. Comments make my blogging day worthwhile!

Images above are from The Hidden Garden and Blush Floral Design. You should check them out…they are both amazing!

 

 

 

 

3 comments:

Anna said...

Those are so pretty! Is there any way I can follow you?

Cote de Texas said...

amazing - those orchids in the first picture are gorgeous!
Joni

Anna said...

Thanks for putting up the subscribe button!