Orchid number three is of the 'do it yourself' variety and I cannot recommend it enough. It feels a bit like flower arranging for dummies with expert satisfaction in the end.
At the local supermarket I picked up this white and orange moth orchid for $10.99, choosing one of the shorter ones and it's a good thing since this entire flower arrangement towers over a yard. The pot, equally affordable is from Target and the moss/lichen assortment and raffia are from Joann's Fabric. The twigs are from the backyard.
The gardener from Cactus and Tropicals was under strict surveillance when making my last arrangement and I find that just like the boutique moss, Joann's performs where you need it to. You wet it to make it pliable and lay it around the plant. Apparently it's best to avoid using anymore water on the moss after this first plunge or it will turn brown.
Now onto another supermarket classic, the cyclamen. This one came the way of a four year old guest wrapped in a gathered sheet of green 'ornamental' plastic. A challenge as I see it:
Materials are limited to what is on hand: Burlap, rubber bands, twill tape, pins and wrapped wire. Cyclamen leaves are the best part I feel, they would look good in a terrarium without any flowers at all.
This new passion for making supermarket flowers shine as taken over, more to come on the subject no doubt, I am making it a new blogging category.