Silk Orchid - Wild silk orchids
Silk orchids offer the exotic beauty of wild orchids all year round. Particularly delicate flowers, live orchids quickly brown and die. But the striking beauty of a silk orchid is enjoyed for years.
Orchids have been the symbol of love, luxury and beauty for centuries. Because of their attractive and uncommon flowers, orchids are a favorite of flower lovers. They are so highly regarded that rare varieties are even on the "endangered list."
But today you can enjoy their exotic beauty even if you don't have a green thumb. It is almost impossible to discern between a live wild orchid and a quality silk orchid without smelling it.
Current orchids are designed to mirror the true orchid right down to the intricate root system. When placed in a decorative pot filled with stones or moss, you won't know the difference between a silk orchid and the real thing.
If you would rather don your lovely silk orchid than place it in an arrangement, they make a strikingly beautiful accent in your hair or on your dress. They add color and life to even the most uninspired outfit. They are turning up virtually everywhere, replacing live orchids. Brides are adding them to their bridal bouquets and grooms are sporting them on their lapels. They last, they are inexpensive, and only the bride knows they are not real.
You can keep your silk orchids looking great for years with just a bit of orchid care. Most importantly, keep them out of direct sunlight that will fade their delicate color. Should they start collect dust, cleaning them is a quick and easy job. Simply place about one cup of table salt in a large paper grocery bag. This will vary depending on how large or small your arrangement is. Of course a single orchid corsage will take much less. Then gently place your silk arrangement inside the paper bag, roll the top down a couple of times and then shake the bag. The salt works as an abrasive and will lightly scrub the dust from the petals and leaves. Gently shake the arrangement a bit as you take it out of the paper bag to remove any salt that may be clinging on. If the salt is not too sullied, you can save it in the paper bag until next time.