Monday, February 9, 2015

Pinkin' It Up For Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I've been adding pink, hearts, and everything romantic from my decorating bag to the house this month. 

I purchased this Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) from Costco- for the large white flowers- not the existing decorating.  This is how it came into the house:
The first thing to go were these plastic coated sticks.  I think the look was supposed to be ice coated branches, but if Elsa was behind them, she must be loosing her touch.  I just had to... let them go.
This single glitter covered pine cone was a little too Christmassy and I didn't like it sitting up so high.  This had to go too.
I can't decide if I love or hate this container yet.   What's your vote?
Ok, for the fun part!!!

First, I dropped the Orchid into this PINK clay pot.  To hide the plastic liner and dress it up a little, I added some sheet moss to cover the 'mechanics'.  I'm kind of crazy about sheet moss lately and find that adding it to orchids is especially effective.

Next I wanted to remove these metal wires that were supporting the flower stem, but I was afraid of damaging the plant. 
So, I grabbed some adorable PINK ribbon and wrapped a bit around each support.    

Easy right? And I think super sweet in PINK for Valentine's Day! What are you doing to dress up your plants?  Visit my website at I want to hear from you! XOX Julie