Amazing selection of Orchids available all through our Winter Season
Chic orchids in Winter
It's all about chic orchids in the Winter; November, December, January & February. With special guests like the Vanda, Cymbidium and Phalaonopsis. So surprise someone with this glamorous flower's many styling possibilities.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we carry a wide selection of seasonal flowers every day of the year and therefore Orchids are widely available during this time. Why not. contact us to find out what special gift we can create for you today with one of our favourite orchids.
Create this Orchid Bouquet
Vanda, Phalaeonopsis and cymbidium all come from the tropical rainforest, They are the start that make this bouquet. If you opt for varieties in shades of powder pinks and yellows, you can create a vintage, exotic bouquet which is reminiscent of picture postcards from holiday destinations from the fifties and Sixties.
To create this bouquet you will need:
Opulus Viburnum (the red berries)
Limonium (sea-lavender or statice)
The willingness to be brave
The Orchid's origin
You never ask a lady's age, so no one really can say how old these beauties in the world's second largest family of plants are. What we do know is that many of the orchids fabulous colours and shapes originate in the tropical rain forest. The various species grow as epiphytes in trees, on branches or twig with their roots in the air. The orchids that can now be bought as cut flowers in our flower shops have been developed from these natural species.
The Orchid's colours and shapes
There's an Orchid to suit every style, so this beauty deserves the title for the Perfect Flower. There are more than 25.000 species in the wild, and the flower comes in impressive colours; From powder pastels to candy pink and Zen white. There are even tiger prints, cow spots and one with stripes. Choose the butterfly like Phalaenopsis, the Vampy Vanda or the slender Cymbidium, they're all just as beautiful as their names suggest. Many species also come in various sizes ranging from mini flowers to gigantic full blooms.
Care tips for Orchids
Enjoy your orchids for longer by following Lamber's tips:
- Select a perfectly clean vase and fill with water on room temperature.
- Add cut flower food for a long vase life. ( we will give you a sachet of flower food with any flower you buy)
- Cut or trim your stem by 3 to 5 cm diagonally with a clean, sharp knife or secateurs. Only cut 0.5 or 1 cm from small blooms.
- Do not place Orchids in a draught, in full sun or near central heating or an open fire or stove.
- Orchids are not very thirsty, but top the vase up with tap water regularly.
- Don't touch the delicate interior of the flower - the lip - in order to prevent it from wilting rapidly.
- Don't place Orchids near a fruit bowl, Fruits emits ethylene gas which can cause the orchid to age more rapidly. Orchids are very sensitive to it.
Here's just a few of the colours available in the Vanda orchid family. Lamber de Bie shares the love for these amazing flowers with American florist to the celebrities Jeff Leatham. Lamber was honoured recently to create amazing displays of flowers for the launch of Jeff Leatham''s collection of Waterford Crystal vases at Waterford Castle. You can read all about this if you click here.
The orchid symbolises pure friendship. When Brazilians give it as a gift they give a kiss for every flower. In India the blue Vanda symbolises peace, and in China the Cymbidium represents friendship. The orchid was first Lady's Jacky Kennedy's favourite flower. Talk about elegance...
Orchids for Christmas
Lamber de Bie is a great fan of using Orchids, and specially during the Christmas time. Weather you are looking for a stunning Orchid bouquet as a gift or to display on you hall table or if you're looking for elegance for you dinner table flowers for your Christmas Day dinner it is almost impossible to find a better suited flower than the amazing orchid.
Or telephone our :
Kilkenny florist shop at +353 (0)56 7770 161
Waterford florist shop at +353 (0)51 379 440