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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Make A Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet

It's easy to make a cymbidium orchid bouquet like the one pictured here. You can also make a matching boutineer.

First, start with a stem of cymbidium orchids. You can ask a local florist, or go to a flower market to pick up a stem. These types are usually in season year round and come in many colors. The most popular being pink (pictured), white and occassionally sage. The flowers also come in two sizes, the larger size is the one I used. I got this stem from my florist for $35.

Since orchids come on a branch, you'll need to procure stems to actually get them into a bouquet. I picked stems from my garden from other plants. Affix each blossom with a little drinking cup (I used damp tissue wrapped in some foil) and then attach it to the stems using wire. This will ensure your bouquet lasts a long time. Then gather all stems together and wrap them with a ribbon. Use a pearl head pin to tightly keep the ribbon in place. You've now made a bouquet for about $40! A similar bouquet would run about $150 from your local florist.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking to do that for my wedding but I wanted to know how long does it last when you cut it from it's original stem.
    Can I do it the day before the wedding and then put it in the fridge or do I need to do it on the morning?