In a Cylinder Vase

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Small Orchid Arrangement

What you need:

  • 1 yellow Cymbidium Orchid stem (cut 28")
  • 3 Asparagus Fern stems (cut 24-29 inches)
  • several Boston Fern stems
  • 3 Green Ball Dianthus stems (cut 2:19", 1:14")
  • 2 Anthurium stems (cut 19 inches)
  • 3 Fiddlehead Ferns (cut 19,21,24 inches)
  • 1/3 bunch Bear Grass
  • 2 handfuls small black pebbles   (found here)
  • 1 small cylinder vase (3.25" Diam x 10"H)

Steps: 10

Cost:  $12 (not including Cymbidiyum)

Rated: Easy Arrangement

This small orchid arrangement has the same look as the X-LG orchid arrangement:                     http://www.floristinyou.com/x-lg-orchid   The main difference is scale and weight.  This small arrangement is perfect for an entryway, mantle, or piano.  It uses only 1/5th of the flowers and small pebbles instead of river rocks, so it is not heavy like the X-LG arrangement.  It is much less expensive to make than the X-LG arrangement, especially if you have to purchase the Cymbidiums.  It is nice to know that you could create this arrangement with only one Cymbidium stem.

This arrangement pairs the orchids with some exotics: Green Ball Dianthus, Anthurium and Fiddlehead Fern.  Green Ball Dianthus are in the same family as carnations.  (If you look at the stem you will see it is jointed like a carnation stem.)  They are fluffy balls grown in Ecuador and Columbia. 

Anthurium in Greek means Tail Flower, which is one of its common names.  Freshly cut Anthuriums can last up to 6 weeks.  Fiddlehead Ferns used in flower arrangements are dark purple and are non-edible.  Here's a link to read about Fiddlehead Ferns:  https://gardencollage.com/inspire/florals/ask-ella-fiddlehead-ferns-arent-just-eating/ 

If you have your materials, let's begin.  

 Here are your flowers.

Here are your flowers.

 Here are your tools and bind wire.

Here are your tools and bind wire.

 Split Bear Grass in half.  Take out short pieces.

Split Bear Grass in half.  Take out short pieces.

 Bind the bottom of grass.  Double knot, wrap 3 times, double knot again.

Bind the bottom of grass.  Double knot, wrap 3 times, double knot again.

 Repeat process for tips, but leave about 3 inches of bindwire to secure to ends.

Repeat process for tips, but leave about 3 inches of bindwire to secure to ends.

 Attach long wire at the tips  by wrapping it around Bear Grass 2 inches above the  ends,  making a loop. Double knot.

Attach long wire at the tips  by wrapping it around Bear Grass 2 inches above the  ends,  making a loop. Double knot.

 Put 2 handfuls of pebbles in vase.

Put 2 handfuls of pebbles in vase.

 Mix packet floral food in water and pour into vase.

Mix packet floral food in water and pour into vase.

 Fill to 3 inches below rim.

Fill to 3 inches below rim.

 Place orchid stem in vase.

Place orchid stem in vase.

 Place Asparagus Fern to right of orchid.

Place Asparagus Fern to right of orchid.

 Strip leaves below water line on Green Ball Dianthus.

Strip leaves below water line on Green Ball Dianthus.

 Add to the right and in front of Asparagus Fern.

Add to the right and in front of Asparagus Fern.

 Add 1 Anthurium in front of Green Ball Dianthus.

Add 1 Anthurium in front of Green Ball Dianthus.

 Add 1 Green Ball low to the left, and 1 Anthurium high to the left.

Add 1 Green Ball low to the left, and 1 Anthurium high to the left.

 Add Bear Grass loop to the left, 3 Fiddleheads  to the right at an angle.

Add Bear Grass loop to the left, 3 Fiddleheads  to the right at an angle.

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 You are finished.  Enjoy!

You are finished.  Enjoy!