Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Floating Boat Orchid
- 7 June 2011
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The name Cymbidium or boat Orchid is derived from the Greek word Kumbos meaning "hole or cavity", referring to the hollowness in the base of the lip of the flowers.
This is such a uncomplicated design. I filled a Strelitzia leaf with water and set the orchid into the water to float. Add a minimal foliage (cordyline or fountain grass) weave to bring out the burgundy freckled markings in the orchid petals
I used a few river rocks for balance.
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