I realize that just a couple of weeks ago I posted an article that went into great detail about how I would like my orchid to die already. Which is true, there are times I wish my orchid would just die already.
And then, conversely, there are other times when I want it to live. I’m fickle like that. That’s my boyfriend’s most favourite quality of mine. That and my inability to follow even the most basic of plot lines in movies. Huh? What? What are they doing now? Why is that guy’s head all in pieces? That other guy shot him??? Oh HE’s the bad guy!? That reminds me of the last episode of Project Runway, let me tell you about it … what? He also finds that very charming.
So here’s a quick fix for when your orchid is technically still alive, but the flowers have gone to crap.
And let me just say, I am normally AGAINST any sort of silk, plastic or otherwise fake flowers. Florists sometimes call them “Everlasting”. They think it sounds classier. It reminds me of funerals and the great beyond.
What you need:
Orchid plant (sans the flowers)
2 little butterfly clip things
2 fake (uh … sorry … everlasting) orchid stems (got mine of course, at Dollar Store … but you can find MUCH nicer ones at florists or garden centres)
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves …. please enjoy.
To make it a bit more realistic, I pulled off a few of the flowers so it wasn’t quite so “perfect” looking. I also tucked one of the flowers under a leaf, to make it look like one had died and dropped off. Just keepin’ it real. Yo.
Granted … if you were to spend more than $2 on the silk orchids, you’d get a much nicer result. But once this plant is off in a corner no one will everlasting know it isn’t real.
$2 ( for Dollar Store flowers).
(already had the pot, sticks, clips and orchid)