pretty petals – dendrobium orchids

April 10, 2014

Since ancient times, orchids have been celebrated in China for their beauty. These unique flowers are appreciated for their symbolism of nobility, friendship, and refinement.  Even today, the orchid still remains one of the most sought after flowers to mark a special occasion.  So this week we would like to introduce you to the dendrobium orchid. 

pretty_petals_dendrobiums08 pretty_petals_dendrobium10

The dendrobium orchid is a versatile variety of orchid for three reasons.  Firstly, the stem length is ideal for a multitude of projects:  hand tied bouquets, vase arrangements, and arrangements in floral foam.  Secondly, they preform beautifully without a water source for the entire day, which makes them the perfect flower for corsages, boutonnieres, hair flowers, and various wired designs like attaching to a tree branch.  And finally, the price is completely affordable ($5-8 a stem). They come in the prettiest shades of pinks and purples, as well as white and lime green.

pretty_petals_dendrobium05

These remarkable blooms travel great lengths to arrive at your local Canadian flower shop. Enjoy some photographs of Living Fresh Designs that feature dendrobium orchids.

pretty_petals_dendrobium09 pretty_petals_dendrobium08