Referring to the Greek word “beautiful” rarely has a flower had so many different names as the calla lily. The flower also has many different symbols as well as names including beauty, purity and innocence. Read More
It grows in a wide range of colours, the most popular being white and used at both funerals and weddings alike. Endemic to South Africa the Calla lily enjoys warm temperatures and grows well in swampy moist areas. When planting though, Cala lilies should be planted loose but in well-drained soil and prefer to be in the sun or partial shade When I create an arrangement using artificial calla lilies I actually prefer to have them as a stand-alone flower but perhaps I may add a touch of leatherleaf or eucalyptus. I did get a request for an artificial black Cala lily arrangement and it created a very mysterious look that worked really well.
The Mokara Orchid
The Mokara orchid is a manmade orchid that cannot be found growing in the wild. They were created by cross breeding different varieties of orchids and in 1969 were presented to the world in Singapore. Read More
A very forgiving orchid, Mokaras are very hardy so easy to take care of. Boasting a bloom similar to that of a starfish there is around 7-15 flowers hanging off an incredibly wiry stem, the Mokara has the potential to if looked after properly to flower for two to three weeks. You will see in this arrangement I have used an artificial Mokara orchid to compliment orange Cala lillies.