Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to Design and Style an Orchid

Three Orchid Projects; How to Design and Style and Orchid like a Pro; Nora's Nest

Want to style an orchid like a pro? Here are a few simple tips to designing the perfect orchid planter for your home. For these three projects, you'll need the orchid plant (comes with stakes and clips), a planter, moss, and natural sticks of your choosing. These magical beauties need very little care and can last for months. Let's get started!
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Project 1: Orchid Rainbow


Small orchids in various colors; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
I loved these small orchids in various colors, so I purchased them in magenta, light pink, and white.

Faux Bois planter; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
A faux bois planter is neutral and has beautiful texture.

Settle orchids into planter; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
Keeping the three orchids in each of their clear plastic containers, settle them into the planter until as many blooms as possible can be seen from the front. Arranging the three orchids from dark to light gives a rainbow effect. 

Remove stakes from orchid and insert moss; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
If the orchid stems are strong enough, I like to remove the stakes so the stems will be airy and flowy on their own. Gently tuck moss in between and around the leaves and stems. This is spanish moss in light green.

Rainbow Orchid; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest


The finished product is natural, simple, and emulates a colorful rainbow. With a spray bottle, spray the roots of the orchid with water once a week.
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Project 2: Orchid with a Twist


Bend stakes for curved orchid; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
Most orchids come with stakes that are straight up and down. If you want to give your orchid a little more pizzazz, bend the stakes in a slightly curved fashion. Then gently fasten the orchid stems to the stakes with clips. Use care during this process and see how much flexibility the stems can handle.

Bend the stakes for curved orchid look; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
If you use this method of bending the orchid stems, you'll need to keep the stakes in the orchid to keep the curved effect. This will leave the clips out in the open. 

Mask orchid clips with moss; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
 To mask the clips, take a little moss and wrap it around each clip.

Fill planter with moss; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
If your plastic orchid container is much smaller than your planter and has space around the sides, fill the extra space with crumpled newspaper until the container is stable. Add the same type of moss around the leaves of the orchid so the pot appears filled with moss.

Orchid with a Twist; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
For this sculptural look, I added wood sticks that had a twist of their own. This gives the finished project balance and visual strength. 
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Project 3: Seasonal Halloween Orchid


Magenta Orchid with Slate Blue Urn; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
For this project, I followed the same process as the orchids above. 

Magenta Orchid and Mossy Sticks; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
This time, however, I used mossy sticks for stability...

Slate Blue Urn as orchid planter; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
...and sheet moss for the slate blue urn planter.

Halloween Orchid Decor with Black Butterflies; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
By adding a few black butterflies, the orchid receives the spooky-glam treatment.

Halloween Orchid Decor with Black Butterflies and white pumpkins; How to Landscape an Orchid; Nora's Nest
A pile of white pumpkins by the orchid's side, and it's ready for Halloween! 
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