Monday, December 1, 2008

cymbidium + mokara orchids

A co-worker of mine recently asked me to do up a housewarming arrangement for her friend. I wondered to myself, what seems warm and cozy, but also interesting and spunky to match the fresh feelings of moving in to a new place? I surprised myself with a crazy concoction of orange mokara spray orchids and roses, with white hydrangea and pink cymbidian orchids. The results are above...what do you think? Note: to make hydrangeas last, you have to cut them, put them in boiling water for 30 seconds, then immediately plunk them in cold water before placing them into the arrangement. Believe me, I learned this lesson the hard way! They sure are beautiful flowers but quite high maintenance. They are "the princesses" of all flowers!

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