Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Dark red Pincushions add texture to my Veiled Sunshine competition design
Western parts of South Africa
There are more than 50 species in this genus
green, yellow, orange, red, red tipped, milky yellow and apricot yellow
The flowers should last a month or longer.
Almost honey scented
Very graphic flower. Really makes a statement. Great when you want a mass of colour with the added bonus of texture
Break the woody stems to hydrate. Most proteas dry well. They do not require a lot of water and will last well even in foam. Remove all foliage that will fall below the water line while hydrating. Place in room temperature water (with flower food)overnight. Replace the water often to prevent the leaves from turning black. Allow air to ventilate around the flowers.
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Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
The Asian Cymbidium is considered a gift of respect and friendship. The florets are also considered symbols of "virtue" and "morality" in many other cultures.