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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Oncidium

They are adaptable epichytic plants growing mostly high up in trees but can also adapt to grow on rocks or in soil. The sprays of fiddle shaped flowers grow on large inflorescence.

Oncidium - Dancing lady

Cherry twig cocoon with Oncidium orchids and dandelion seeds

Common name:

Dancing lady

Origin:

Tropical USA

Colors:

yellow and brown, bi-coloured but new varieties of green or red are also occasionally available

Varieties:

More than 750 species are available

Vase life:

Twelve to sixteen days

Scent:

None

Uses:

Very delicate but because of its colour it attracts attention and creates an abundant impression

Conditioning:

Give the stem a fresh cut preferably keeping a section of the main stem attached to the flower stem and condition in deep water. Flowers can be revived by bathing them in lukewarm water. As flowering plant: up to three months. After flowers fade give the spike a clean cut just above the second or third node to encourage re-flowering. The entire plant can also be conditioned to use in an arrangement by removing the growth medium and submerging in warm water overnight.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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