Astar's Craft: The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers
Floral arrangement using an elegant display of seasonal winter
cymbidium orchids, dogwood branches and bright yellow mini
I was reading one of my floral magazines during the week and spotted this design and felt it was too lovely a concept not to share with all of you orchid lovers.
Things to gather
Tall footed glass vase
Enough fresh water to half-fill vase
A good sized bunch of red dogwood branches
Several stems of white cymbidium orchids
1 bunch of mini yellow gerberas
Sharp floral snips
Take half of the dogwood and cut it into match stick lengths.
Place these inside the vase to half fill.
Pour enough water over sticks so that they freely float.
Cut the stems of the orchids so that when placed down into the vase the last flower just rests of the rim of opening.
Cut all stems of gerberas so that when placed they just protrude above orchids.
In the language of flowers:
Orchids represent - simplistic beauty
Dogwood - love undiminished by the adversity. It symbolises beauty, durability, faithfulness firmness and stability.
Gerberas - light of my heart
(Broadcast 3 July 2012)