You know autumn is here when leaves start to fall and cover the street with their wilted array of colors – red, orange, yellow and brown. Such colors give vibrancy to the occasion we know today as Thanksgiving.
Thankful for all the blessings we have received this year, we often celebrate it with a luscious dinner together with family and friends complete with a turkey as the centerpiece.
Orchid lovers and growers alike find ways to tie in their favorite flower in any event. Commonly seen as decorations at gatherings these flowers can give a contemporary take on something very traditional, in this case Thanksgiving.
The variety of colors that orchids provide make them perfect for any occasion. Depart from the traditional turkey centerpiece. (I’m not suggesting you remove it, just find another place for it.) In its place spruce up a floral centerpiece with a variety of orchids.
If you are shy to move away from the traditional turkey centerpiece, why not incorporate orchids on other aspects of your dinner? Need some ideas? No problem!
Here are just a few orchid related tips that you can use when you want to spruce up your Thanksgiving gathering:
- A good choice for orchid flower to use for Thanksgiving is the yellow Moth orchid. Moth orchids are very common and can even be bought from your neighborhood grocery store or department store.
- You don’t have to use all orchids on your arrangement. Place a purple colored orchid flower here and there on your mostly yellow, gold and brown floral arrangement for the perfect color contrast.
- Add flair to your table napkin rings or ties by adding fresh orchid flowers to finish them off.
- Plate up some edible orchids as salads or even use them as garnish for food or drinks.
- Nothing says “thank you” better than a well arranged bouquet of flowers, preferably orchids, or even a whole orchid plant your guest can take home to enjoy.
This Thanksgiving season do not limit yourself with the traditional. Think outside the box and use orchids to liven up your gatherings. Think Martha Stuart! There are a lot of things you can do with a few orchids and just a little ingenuity. Happy Thanksgiving! And thank goodness for orchids!
What are you using for your Thanksgiving spread? Please leave a comment below and let me know!
For more ideas for variety in your Thanksgiving centerpiece, here are The Top 10 Most Popular Types of Orchids.