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artful plant and
flower combo

   Quickly upgrade your department’s orchid plants
for holiday sales with accompaniments that instantly
increase their perceived value. Place the orchid pot
into a plastic liner, and choose a decorative pot just
slightly larger. Fill the space between the pot and liner
with flower-food solution, and arrange ‘Green Trick’
Dianthuses, pink Dianthuses and reindeer moss into the
gap. The flowers will be perfectly fed while providing
a beautiful base for the orchid. A trio of rattan sticks is
looped and bound to the orchid stake with paper-cov-
ered wire, and the ends of the sticks are tucked into the
pot. Choose your favorite heart accents, or create these
three-layered hearts from ribbons, buttons and burlap.
Adhesive dashes place them swiftly and securely onto
the binding point and the pot itself.

MATERIALS: Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis) plant, ‘Green Trick’
Dianthuses and pink Dianthuses from FTD Flower Exchange;
Reindeer Moss from burton + BURTON; Midollino Sticks
(Strong Pink), 5” ECOssentials Cylinder (Eggplant), Oasis Bind
Wire and UGlu Adhesive Dashes from Smithers-Oasis North
America; Ticking 2 (Hot Pink) and Linen Life (Pink) ribbons from
Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims; buttons, burlap and twine from
suppliers of your choice.

shimmering but
subtle sentiments

   Simple materials combine for a stunning effect in
this fresh design. Small touches dramatically increase
its perceived value, such as a stylish faux diamond trim
affixed to the shimmery container with an adhesive
strip. Proving that Valentine’s Day designs easily extend
beyond traditional rose arrangements, lush Lisianthuses
in all stages of bloom star in this composition. Short
stems will help supply a long life for these blooms. The
gorgeous variegated Hosta leaves are arranged symmet-
rically throughout the hand-tied design for a beautiful
360-degree view. A wood tray and sheet moss can be
offered as an add-on purchase or simply used in store
as a natural display.

MATERIALS: Lisianthuses, ‘Green Trick’ Dianthuses and pink
Dianthuses from FTD Flower Exchange; plantain lily (Hosta)
leaves from favorite supplier; Antique Light Pink Glass Cylinder
from Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies; Wood Tray from SNK
Enterprises; Sheet Moss from Knud Nielsen Company; Faux

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