Tropical arrangements are colorful, exotic, and gorgeous, but what thrills me about them is they are so low maintenance. Very little work is required to keep them looking good for 2 to 3 weeks. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the beauty!
Aren’t these magnificent? The bouquet pictured on the right in the square glass container lined with variegated tropical leaves may very well be my favorite bouquet of all time. The colors are so remarkably vibrant, the variety of flowers is so incredible — from fuschia and yellow dendrobium orchids to various types of proteas. It’s like a whole tropical rainforest in a vase!
What I found striking about this arrangement was the fact that it used a very simple color scheme. Yellow and green. Pincushion protea and cymbidium orchids. Simple, but elegant.
That big thing in the center is a King Protea. Cool, huh? Add in some cymbidium orchids, curly branches, and fabulous tropical greenery. I hope one of you can tell me what the name of the red and yellow things in back might be. I know they last a long time and add a great pop of color!
White dendrobium orchids, lime green cymbidium orchids and pale pink anthuriums. Lovely.
Look a little closer still and you will see some branches with yellow forsythia blossoms, too.
This one would be better for a dining table centerpiece because, for the most part, it’s low. What a great combination!
This would clearly be better for an entryway than on your dinner table. If you put it on your dinner table, your guests would end up playing jungle flora hide and seek over the meal. It does have an interesting mix of live plants and cut flowers.
Simple and elegant. Two cymbidium orchids and a little greenery in a small, square glass vase. Another tropical leaf, variegated in nature, wrapped around the inner parameter of the vase. Or small black stones would also work Not expensive. Easy to do yourself (although you have to keep in mind that the stems on cymbidiums are quite short, so you must use soaked floral foam.
My sister Patti and brother-in-law Tom helped extend my Hawaiian state of mind by ordering a tropical arrangement to be delivered to me after I had returned home. My Oklahoma florist had no trouble conjuring up an island treasure.
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