In a Tall Blue and White Pitcher
What you need:
- 1 stem yellow Cymbidium Orchid (cut about 18 inches)
- 3 stems orange Lilies ( cut 2 at 18 inches, cut 1 at 16 1/2 inches for the back)
- 1 Pincushion Protea flower stem (cut about 13 1/2 inches)
- 1 green Anthurium stem (cut about 14 1/2 inches)
- 1 tall blue and white vase (this one is 11.75 inches high, hand painted, from Anthropologie.)
- one 1/4 inch Diam. Bamboo stick
- piece of raffia
Cost: About $20 - $25 for flowers unless you grow the orchids in your yard
Rated: Easy Arrangement
Tall blue and white ceramics are great for flower arrangements. In this case we will be using exotics: Cymbidiums, Lilies, Pincushion Protea flowers, and Anthurium leaf for a simple arrangement.
Cymbidium Orchids come from a genus of 52 evergreen species. They are in the family of Orchidaceae and grow wild in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. People in California can grow them in their front yards. The name cymbidium comes from the Latin 'cymba' and means boat. The Latin name for Lily is 'Lilium bulbiferum' the last word meaning 'bulb' (they have bulbs on the secondary stem). They grow naturally in Europe in high meadows. Anthuriums are native to the Americas from Mexico to Argentina. The Pincushion Protea flower is native to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Thus you have your 'exotics'. If you are ready, this is easy.