Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Flower arrangements; Orchids part 2

Well to be honest this isn't a real flower arrangement because I didn't arrange anything hihi. I just put a fresh Orchid in a small bowl with water and; voila! I love to display little vases or bowls with just one Orchid throughout my house.To me Orchids are beautiful enough just as they are. Adding other flowers would only distract our attention from their beauty. They look like little abstract paintings at close and all they need is a simple frame to capture their colours.Creating a still life is so easy with Orchids. They look beautiful in black shiny vases and bowls that underline their powdery colours. They stay fresh for a very long time and from one Orchid branch I can make four little scenes. I love to display a still life with flowers in different rooms throughout my house. To me flowers really add something special to a room :)This is my favourite way to display Orchids in my house. Make sure that they touch the water only a bit. Not like the picture shows because otherwise they don't stay fresh very long.
So far this post for today, I hope you enjoyed it and that it gave you some ideas to display Orchids. If you have a favourite flower you want to see on my blog, just contact me :) It is already late here and I lighted the candles in my Orchid bowl. With a glass of wine I will stare at the flowers and the lights for a while before I go to bed. I hope you all will have a nice evening :))

11 comments:

vk said...

Dear Sas, ...my daily morning dose of inspiration again :). You know how I feel about orchids :). You really know how to see the best in everything. Lovely arrangements and beautiful photos. My favorite flower is the Californian poppy (http://flickr.com/photos/15478269@N06/2260639193/sizes/m/in/pool-90465715@N00/) . We get it here only at the florists for a week in March. Do you have these where you live?

Hope that neck is better. Vani

Sas said...

Dear Vani,

What a lovely flower this Californian Poppy. I haven't seen them around here yet, but I will keep my eyes open for you :)

Thanks for your warm feedback and my neck feels a bit better today :))

Hope you will have a lovely day,

Sas

rkramadh said...

Ditto here, waiting to see what inspiring ideas you have each day has become my new obsession :) I LOVE the orchid compositions. How did you get those pink hues around the flower in the first photograph? I can't get enough of them, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!

Sas said...

Thank you so much Rkramadh for your warm compliment :)

I have used plastic pink plates for the background of the first two pictures. When the plates catch sunlight they lighten up. I focus macro on the Orchid and the rest of the background fades.

It is very easy to do and it gives a lovely effect!

I hope you will have a nice evening :))

Sas

rkramadh said...

Sas, thanks for sharing the tip. You are so generous with sharing your ideas/tips. Have a lovely evening! Looking forward to tomorrow's inspiration on your blog :)

PS: Sometimes my name shows up as rkramadh, other times as Rupa. But it's all me :)

vk said...

I agree with Rupa, Sas about you being generous with sharing your ideas/tips. It probably stems from the feeling of being connected with everyone in the world. You have such a gentle and loving heart that sees the beauty in everything. This is why your blog is so inspiring and heart-warming and your photos so incredibly beautiful.

Until your next post :)
Vani

Sas said...

If its is okay with you I will call you Rupa :)

And feel free to suggest topics for my blog :))

Warm regards

Sas

Sas said...

What a lovely thing to say Vani :)

Thank you it moved me,

big hug :))

Sas

Trupti said...

Just lovely.....I love orchids...but not more than my fav. magnolias~

:)

trupti - Told you I'd be back!

Sas said...

Hello Trupti, nice to have you back :)

Magnolias; beautiful flowers!
I will look for them on the market this Saturday :))
(although I think it is a bit early for them )

Sas

February 28, 2008 8:10 PM

rkramadh said...

Sas, Rupa is my name, so please feel free to call me that. As for California poppy pics that VK had asked for, you can grow them using seeds. They are easy to grow as annuals in the summer. Giving you more work so we can see your lovely pics...he..he.. Here is a link that might be helpful if you want to plant poppies:
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/poppy/faq.html#growing