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Add a touch of green for St. Patrick’s Day–Cymbidium Orchids

I love working with cymbidium orchids. If you’ve been a member of our site for awhile you know that I use these lovely flowers in a number of my arrangements.

There are 52 different species of orchids and they are available in a wide variety of colors, white, cream, yellow, pink red, brown, green and greenish yellow. The Green Cymbidium Orchid is very popular with florists because it is one of the very few flowers that are naturally green. Green cymbidium orchids have a fabulous range of colors, going from a pale green to grass green or a rich dark olive. These colors do vary by season, so my suggestion is that if you want to use Green Cymbidium orchids in an arrangement, find out first which ones are available and plan your other flower colors around them.

Cybmiduim Orchids have a very long vase life, in some cases up to 5 weeks with the proper care. This is one of the reasons that they are so wonderful to work with, they will look their best throughout the life of your arrangement. This also makes them the perfect choice to add to Manzanita branches as I have talked about in my videos. They make a fabulous companion flower for any such large arrangement. The picture below shows them mixed in with spider mums and button mums being used as a chair end Pomander for a wedding.

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