Post # 1
Hi ladies! I am planning on having bouquets made of pink tulips and green orchids. I did take a floral arranging class in college about three years ago so I know DIY arrangements are never as easy as they look. However, I was wondering if anyone out there had much experience with either of these flowers? Lifetime, fragility, etc… I haven’t worked with either, but love the look and the colors. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
Post # 3
tulips are hardy flowers- they last for a good long time… the only thing about a tulip is that when you first get them and put them in water, they need about 1 day to sit because there is something that comes out of the tulip stem (have no clue what it is though- I forgot!) and kills other flowers. I believe orchids are pretty hardy also, but that I am not sure. Try doing a google search on cut orchid hardiness, freshness, etc… I’m sure there is information somewhere!
Post # 4
Cymbidium orchids are the larger thicker waxer versions that can withstand heat and stay beatiful for hours. The steam is nice and thick which helps!
Denddrobium are the smaller orchids that are cheaper and came in white, blue and pink. These also can last for week but are more delicate that Cymbidium orchids.
Phalaenopsis is quite delicate and are commonly potted and quite fickle. It needs the correct temperature and light to thrive. They are absolutely beautiful and used in minimalist asian designs.
These are the most commonly used orchids however there are more species that I’m not familiar working with.
Tulips are absolutely beautiful however one thing you need to worry about is that if you buy them the day before the stem become weak and and the head becomes top heavy. Plus the powder from the tulip can get everywhere.
I hope this helps!
Post # 5
I think orchids are generally very durable, and tulips pretty weak.
Post # 6
Thanks,everyone, for the information and suggestions. I think these flowers sound a little too ambitious for a DIYer. 🙂 Maybe I’ll stick with roses. hehe!