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Do You Decorate With Cut Orchids?

When it comes to floral arrangements, i rarely think about buying cut orchids. My potted orchids usually last for months (and I've been lucky enough to have one blooming continuously for 16 months!). Still, the blooms are absolutely gorgeous, and I can see the appeal of cut orchids.

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. I have a naughty cat that eats houseplants. I'm afraid he might get poisoned.
luna08 luna08 8 years
I would love to have potted orchids, but I'm a little scared. I've inherited my mom's black-thumb-of-death!
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 8 years
I keep my two orchid plants potted. Otherwise I decorate with white peonies, gladioli or freesia's.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
ellenora- that's unlucky! we have two orchids in our lounge- both pink. i think they're amazing :) (lol @ sexual connotations aside :) )
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Nope. I can't have orchids as I'm highly allergic to their fragrance. It's a hospital visit waiting to happen. I'll admire them from afar.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
And when I say real I mean live orchid plants. :oops:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
No...I decorate with real orchids. If they're happy and healthy, they bloom for weeks. They're actually the only plants (other than a little violet plant) that I've managed not to kill.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I LOVE orchids. Sexual connotations aside, they're just a lovely and interesting shape. My mom has tons of real ones, and I have a few fakes at my apartment (GOOD fakes though), but I've never done much with cut orchids. If I've got real flowers, I'd prefer them to be plants, not just cut ones that die so quickly.
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