July 28, 2012

Faux White Orchids Revealed

And the answer is (in case you were participating in the guessing game)


Orchid #2.


I am happy to report that I am not the only cheat out there. Several of you apparently are as well.


If you too would like to be a faux orchid enthusiast, here are some hints to make the effect realistic:


*Use the same clips to attach the fake bloom to the old stem...I leave the old stem in place.


*Make sure the type of faux bloom matches the type of orchid whose foliage you are using.  Heaven forbid that you should put a dendrobium flower on a phalaenopsis plant!


*Rough up the stem or dirty the petals of the blooms to heighten realism.


*Fabric or silk is the way to go.  Plastic won't get you there.


*Real bloomers are front and center.  Faux bloomers are usually a little back and to the side  :).


*Most importantly...


Don't tell.  What they don't know can't hurt them.  Enjoy  :)





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