With 5 Cymbidium Stems, Billy Balls, Green Ball Dianthus and other exotics
What you need:
- 5 stems Cymbidium Orchids (full Length)
- 1 bunch Green Ball Dianthus
- 1 bunch yellow Billy Balls (full length)
- 1 yellow Pincushion Protea (full length)
- 1 large Protea (full length)
- 1 Anthurium (full length)
- 3 Fiddlehead Ferns
- 1/3 bunch Bear Grass (full length)
- several Asparagus Fern (full length)
- several Boston Ferns (full length)
- 10 or 11 large flat black river rocks (found here)
- X-LG cylinder vase 5.5"Diam. x 15.5"H
- heavy duty scissor (99 cent store)
- sharp pruning shears (found here)
- green Oasis Bindwire (found here)
Rated: Intermediate Arrangement
Well if you have a wonderful neighbor like I do and live in California, you just may hear the door bell and find 5 huge stems of Cymbidium Orchids on your step with your neighbor waving as she is on her way to her car. It is the season for Cymbidiums in California. When I saw the size of the stems, I thought I'm going to need my extra large cylinder vase and large river rocks to counter balance the weight of all of these stems.
I cut several stems from my Asparagus Fern and my Boston Fern and combined those with the Cymbidiums and other exotics: yellow Billy Balls, Green Ball Dianthus, brown Fiddlehead Fern Curls, yellow Pincushion Protea, pink Protea, and green Anthurium.
This is a very large arrangement and stands about 36 inches tall. It is suited for a large room, an arrangement for a head table at an event, or a large entry. In a future post we will make a smaller version of this arrangement.
Now hold onto your hat and let's tackle this extra-large arrangement.