Orchid Love

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In the winter months I crave plants and flowers indoors more than ever.

Every year When I put all of the Christmas decorations back up for 11 months, I craft a large orchid arrangement for the coffee table in my living room.

Making a show stopping arrangement with fresh orchids is easy!

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I have a very large silverplate punch bowl that is the perfect foundation for an arrangement like this.  You could also use a galvanized steel bucket, a ceramic planter or even a basket.  3 orchid plants are needed for the arrangement.

Begin by removing the plants from the pottery planter they come in.orchid2.jpg

Next, place the plants in the punch bowl.  Use crumpled paper or foil to hold the orchids in place and upright.

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Once the plants are in place, use moss to cover the paper or foil and to make it look like a cohesive arrangement.

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Using a variety of moss adds interest.

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Just poke the moss in around the leaves, covering all of the paper and roots. You could add flat rocks, pieces of bark or interesting sticks to the moss area as well.

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And voila!  Just like that I have a gorgeous orchid arrangement that will last for months with proper care.

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Water once a week with 3-4 ice cubes per plant and fertilize with orchid spray every other week. Enjoy!

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