If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change – anon
Last week I was sent some beautiful Orchids to review and style in my home. They were sent form Orchid Info The Art of Life which is a collaborative orchid campaign from pot orchid growers across the Netherlands They have joined forces under the banner of ‘Art of Life’ to inspire and inform you about the versatility of orchids and their use.
I have to say they needed no styling from me. You cannot improve upon perfection.Wherever they have been placed they have added a beauty and serenity to my home. Let me show you how beautiful they are in their own stunning simplicity.
Doesn’t it look like hundreds of butterflies have just landed on this plant?
This orchid was like a burst of sunshine wherever I put it.
And the best thing about Orchids. They flower again and again and again, making them a favourite that just keeps on giving with the beauty of a delicate flower but the resilience of a plant.
3 of my favourite orchid facts
Colourful lady; Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: orchids come in literally all the colours of the rainbow. There are also brown and white varieties, together with an enormous range of colour shades and combinations. There are even orchids with a metallic sheen! There is also a legend that says that somewhere deep in the jungle there is a very rare black orchid.
Brazilian kiss; In Brazil orchids are often given as a gift to a beloved. Each flower then represents a kiss.
Petals and sepals; The orchid is generally easy to recognise. The flowers have three petals and three sepals. The central petal is also called the ‘lip’, because it sticks out. This is handy for insects: they use this ‘landing strip’ to access the heart of the flower. The lip often has extravagant colours and markings in order to attract the right insects.
Do you want to see how they look around my house?
I like to pick out colours from objects nearby that echo in the flowers
Aren’t they just fabulous!