Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections
- 16 August 2011
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Orchids grow in long flower spikes.
Cut the flower from the main stem just where the stems connect.
Cut the stem at an angle
This creates a neat cut without appearing like it was shortened but rather as if the flowers grew on a short stem that opened all the way to the top.
It is always best to cut an orchid so that you can condition it with a bit of the green stem but sometimes you want only a single flower from the stem.
The same holds true for foliage. Cut the side stem from the main stem just where the stems connect.
This creates a stem that is as long as possible but still looks natural
The cut becomes almost invisible without leaving a visible blunt stem.
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