White Orchids

Mixing dendrobium orchids and cymbidium orchids is an easy way to make an all orchid arrangement without spending too much money. The trick is to manipulate the stems so that each orchid goes a lot farther.

Basically, I cut down the long dendrobiums and grouped a few together using floral wire so that I could use them in the arrangement like a larger flower. In this case I used the tips of the flowers (where there are unopened blossoms) as an accent to break up the all-white monotony. 

I'm teaching a class next week at Mount's Botanical Garden on tropical arrangements. All these arrangements lately have been good practice on figuring out what I want to say. I'll let you know how it goes.