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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Akala Hula “Pink Dance” Assortment

tropical flowers pink ginger heliconia

When you order a Hawaiian flower assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a Hawaiian flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Akala Hula “Pink Dance” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Pink is the theme for this Hawaiian flower DIY arrangement.  Akala Hula means ‘pink dance’ and this tropical assortment will liven any room or table.  It is focused with two large flowers.  The king protea provides width and the upright heliconia emphasizes the height of your arrangement.  Fill it out with pink ginger and lacy white orchids.

  •  Arrange the ti leaves as shown.  Use rubber bands to secure the tops to the bases of the leaves
  • Add the upright heliconia and one ginger
  • Add two more ginger
  • Fill in with the orchids
  • Cut the king protea short and use at the base
  • Finish with the Lady Jane anthuriums

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for October.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1 King Protea
  • 1 “Lobster Claw” Heliconia
  • 3 Ginger, pink
  • 2 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 5 Lady Jane Anthurium
  • 6 Ti Leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Hoaloha “Good Friend” Assortment

Hawaiian friendship flowers

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Hoaloha “Good Friend” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


What better way to express love and friendship than with our Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ assortment.  A wonderful mix of Hawaiian flower favorites includes heliconia, ginger, anthurium and orchids.  And so easy to create a remarkable display in not time at all.

  • Set the raphis palm in the middle of the foam.
  • Set 3 ti leaves upright about the center of the display.
  • Use the other ti leaves at the base.  Bend them back and secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Insert the 3 tropic fleur as shown.
  • Alternate the red ginger as shown.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Use the anthuriums to balance out.  Cut short if needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for September.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 3 Dendorbium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 2 Anthurium, red
  • 1 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti Leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 
  • Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’

    Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ Flower Assortment A rich mixture of beautiful stems with a bit of everything for the tropical flower lover. Tall red gingers with tropic fleur heliconia join red and green anthuriums. We complete the selection with orchid sprays.  Also included are ti leaves and raphis palm to bring greenery to one of our most varied assortments. Hoaloha […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” Assortment

Heliconia and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makana Aloha means ‘Gift of Aloha’.  This is a bright, happy arrangement easy to create.  It is a simple mix of tall tropic fleur heliconia and Hawaiian orchids.   This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for August.

  • Bend the ti leaves a show.  Carefully secure with rubber bands.
  • Cut part of the bases of the hala leaves.  Place the longer sections as shown.
  • Cut the tops of the short hala sections into a V-shaped chevron cut and add to the assortment.
  • Place 3 tropic fleur.
  • Cut 3 tropic fleur shorter and place as shown.
  • Fill in with the orchid sprays.  Cut shorter if needed.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Tropic Fleur
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 3 Hala Leaves
  • 3 Ti Leaves
 

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Candy Lei Kits

Candy Lei Kits

Hawaiian flower leis are lovely but for keiki (kids) it is more about FUN!  As the school year ends many celebrate children moving to the next grade with a ‘graduation’ of their own.

For a fun, safe and easy party our candy lei kits bring a Hawaiian touch to your event.  Kits come in an assortment of designs and colors. Each kit makes 5 leis. Just use your favorite wrapped candy. Use 20 pieces of candy for each lei.

The kits are made from a printed, strong cello tube. Color ties are included so all your little students have to do is slide the candy inside and tie between each piece. The lei is then tied to close. Simple and fun.

Candy lei kits also make a great birthday party theme.

We have some new designs this year (shown below) and have added them to our web site. In addition to our traditional hibiscus color themes we now have a maile design that resembles the Hawaiian vine worn in graduation ceremonies.

The second new design is the ‘kapa’ or ‘tapa’ design, derived from traditional Hawaiian printing and paper making. And of course we’ve added pineapple, a Hawaiian favorite and favorite of kids as well.

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ahi “Fire” Assortment

white orchids with red anthurium

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ahi “Fire” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ahi is the Hawaiian word for ‘Fire’ and this assortment will dazzle with it’s bright red glow.  Deep red anthurium and ginger are surrounded by wispy white dendrobium orchids.  This assortment is easy to arrange and will light up any room.

  • Place the raphis palm leaf in the center of the foam.
  • Add two ti leaves upright behind the palm.
  • Fold the remaining ti leaves at the base as shown.
  • Add one anthurium in the center and 2 gingers on either side.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Fill out with anthuriums.  Some can be cut short to complete the lower part of the arrangement.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for July.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 4 Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 2 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti leaves, red
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 

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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” Assortment

dendrobium orchid sprays from Hawaii

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Hawaiian orchids capture the tones of a moonlit tropical night.  Simple but elegant, dendrobium orchids with background of greenery make a cool and sparking display.

  • Place the raphis palm in the center of the foam.
  • Fill around with ti leaves.  They can also be folded under if you prefer.
  • Place the purple orchids in the center.  One or two can be cut short and pointed outward.
  • Do the same with the white and lavender orchids.
  • Make sure the arrangement is balanced with no empty spots.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for June.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, lavender
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, purple
  • 5 Ti leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 

Orchids DIY

 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Punahele “The Favorite” Assortment

tropical flowers for Mother's Day

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Punahele “The Favorite” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Punahele means ‘Favorite’ and this is one of our favorites.   Purple arc tulip anthuriums join golden heliconia and pincushion protea.  Red anthurium add a bright dash of color.  Send this to someone special to let them know they are your favorite friend or loved one.

  • Start with the ti leaves across the back as shown.
  • Add one ti leaf at a lower profile in the front.
  • Add the hala leaves.  One or two can be gently bent as shown.
  • Arrange the three tall heliconia.
  • Add one pincushion near the center.
  • Cut two pincushions short and place on either side as shown.
  • Add one purple arc near the back center.
  • Cut the anthurium to different heights to fill more space in the front.
  • Finish with the 2 purple arcs; cut short to fill where needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for May.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3  Pincushion Protea, yellow
  • 3  Anthuriuma, red
  • 3  Anthuriums, purple arc
  • 3  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 4  Ti leaves
  • 3 Hala leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ka Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Assortment

tropical flowers and protea purple and green

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ka Ipo “Sweetheart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ka ‘Ipo is Hawaiian for ‘Sweetheart’.  This is a gift your sweetheart will never forget.  Exotic Maui banksia are joined by green anthurium, Hawaiian orchids and purple arc tulip anthurium. Follow our easy Hawaiian tropical arrangement DIY or create one of your own.

  • Start with hala leaves as shown.  Hala can be gently bent or cut in half for more foliage.
  • Add one banksia in the center.
  • Cut the other banksia shorter and place in the center front.
  • Add ti leaves around the base.
  • Add orchids.  Some can be cut shorter for the lower part of the arrangement.
  • Complete with green anthurium cut to fill the center.
  • Banskia foliage can be trimmed to fill out spaces at the end.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for April.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 2 Banksia
  • 3 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Purple Arc Anthurium
  • 4  Dendrobium Orchid Sprays
  • 3 Ti leaves, green
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Sensational Spring Assortment

Hawaiian flowers with protea, heliconia

When you order any tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember the flowers do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Sensational Spring 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 tall vase (you can order the same on pictured below here)
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


This sensational spring assortment features the best flowers of the Hawaiian spring.  King and pincushion protea are enjoying the close of their season over on Maui.  We accent these unusual flowers with tall heliconia and purple tulip anthuriums.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for March.

  • Place the king protea in the center of the vase.  Lower foliage can be harvested for filling in at the end.
  • Add the 2 tall tropic fleur heliconia at the center to add height.
  • Array the psitticorum around the tropic fleur.
  • Add ti leaves around the vase.
  • Fill the lower areas with pincushion protea cut to different heights.
  • Finish with the purple arc anthuriums around the arrangement.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1  King Protea
  • 3  Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Psitticorum Heliconia
  • 3  Small Anthuriums
  • 2  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 6  Ti Leaves, green
 
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    Sensational Spring Assortment

    Sensational Spring Assortment Sensational any time of year these Hawaiian flowers features a large Maui king protea, delicate pincushion protea, tall heliconia and anthurium.  Dark and light green foliage complete your assortment for a stunning gift or decorative display any time of year. Arranging these tropical bloomers in any type of vase and they will […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Aloha ‘Love’ Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Aloha “Love” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


‘Aloha’ has many meanings in the Hawaiian language.  One of the meanings is ‘Love’ and this Hawaiian flower assortment will express your love with bright red anthuriums and delicate white orchids.

  • Place the Song of India stalk in the center of the base
  • Bend and secure 2 ti leaves on either side as shown.  Secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Add 2 upright ti leaves.
  • Place 3 orchid sprays evenly as shown.
  • Cut 2 anthurium short and place in the front.  Add a long anthurium in front of each upright ti leaf.
  • Fill out with remaining orchids and anthurium.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for February.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 4 Ti Leaves, green
  • 1 Song of India Foliage
 
  • Aloha ‘Love’ Tropical Flowers

    Aloha ‘Love’ Hawaiian Flower Assortment ‘Aloha’ means ‘Love’ in Hawaiian and what better way to express that than with this Hawaiian flower assortment. We’ll send heart-shaped red anthuriums laced with white orchid sprays.  Ti leaves and Song of India foliage add green color to this bright Hawaiian flower mix. These tropical flowers are available year round. […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makamae Assortment

hawaiian flower assortment pincushions and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makamae “Precious” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makamae means ‘Precious’ in Hawaiian.  This tropical flower assortment will tell someone how precious they are to you.  This is a medium height arrangement using pincushion protea and Big Island orchids. The monstera leaves will add width.

  • Begin with the 3 monstera leaves pointing outward from the base.
  • Add a hala leaf in the center and two pincushions.  One pincushion in the front can be cut shorter.
  • Continue adding pincushions and hala leaves.  A hala leave can be gently bent back for effect.
  • Fill out empty space with the orchid sprays.  Some sprays can be cut lower or in half as needed.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for January.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Orange Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Yellow Pincushion Protea
  • 2 White Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Purple Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Lavender Dendrobium Orchids
  • 3 Monstera Leaves
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Aloha Style

Mele Kalikimaka - Hawaiian gift giving guideWhen you think of Hawaii, what comes to mind? Pristine aquamarine water and white sand beaches, or slack key guitar and warm sunsets? Or is it more than the visible beauty that makes this place so memorable? The taste of our unique cuisine popping on your tongue, or breathing in the sweet aroma of tropical flowers? We hope this Hawaiian gift giving guide will help.

Hawaii is a truly unique place on earth, and here on the Islands we do things differently. For anyone who has visited or lives here, we all know what it means to live Aloha. We take our shoes off before we enter a house; we let people merge during the commute (and send a thanks with a shaka); we hold the door open for aunty at the bank; we always bring pupus to a gathering, potluck is implied; and we always greet with a hug and kiss on the cheek.

The holidays are event a little different in Hawaii: we adorn palm trees with Christmas lights; Santa Claus is often seen surfing; the start of the holidays are marked with Honolulu City Lights Parade where Shaka Santa and Tutu are proudly unveiled each year at Honolulu Hale.

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In Hawaii, living Aloha is intrinsic, second nature and for many is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Hawaii. During the holidays we can all take notes from the special way of life on the Islands, and give with Aloha.

When it comes to gift giving we all want to put a smile on the receiver’s face and leave a lasting impression. If you’re struggling with how to make that impression, keep Aloha in mind.

Make it personal
What about this person would show you care and really know them? Do they have a favorite sports team? A favorite color? Do they collect something? Do they work in a unique industry? A peacock shaped stocking to someone who loves peacocks; fancy note pads and gel pens for someone in the design industry; a candy lei filled with their favorite treats; make a meme dedicated to your friend and share it with them on social media; or a mug from their favorite football team would be thoughtful gifts.

Bring back memories
Despite the cheesiness, people love personalized photo gifts—a calendar or digital photo frame with photos from that road trip you took together; a photo book of all the Facebook posts you tagged each other in. Bringing back memories doesn’t always have to come in photo form. Make an ornament with shells from that beach you used to go to as kids; take apart that Halloween costume you two wore 10 years ago and make a scarf out of it; upload 25 days of your favorite memories with your pal for a cool Instagram advent calendar; make a Spotify playlist with songs that mean something to you and the recipient; or tie a quilt together using strips of cloth from old dresses and aloha shirts.

Something you could do together
Maybe there’s something you’ve been telling this person you should do together but haven’t yet—two tickets to the back alley play; a one month subscription to Areal Yoga; paddleboard rentals on North Shore; a camping permit for next summer on the Na Pali coast. Just remember that you have to do this gift with the person so don’t pick anything you won’t enjoy as well. And there’s always the guaranteed hit, a movie marathon, where you bring the awesome snacks.

Make it funny
Gag gifts can often be distasteful, and are only really appropriate for people with a certain sense of humor. But you can still make someone laugh without being crude. Maybe it’s a framed picture of their first Tweet, after you’ve been begging them to get on Twitter for years and they swore they would never tweet, ever; a guitar pick punch mold because they can never seem to find one when they want to play; or an oversized wine glass for a wine lover.

Regional
What makes where you live unique? Turning to your nearest local small business is often the best solution to finding a regional local gift. Find a local potter with up a pair of mugs; a local photographer with a framed photo of your region; a local author personalizing her latest release; or a farmer’s market vendor with their latest jam or jelly.

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Whatever you give this season, the best advice for holiday giving is keep Aloha in mind. A gift from the Islands is a special way to remind your loved ones of where you live, where they used to live, remind them of their favorite vacation spot, or celebrate their enthusiasm about their upcoming vacation to Hawaii. If you are looking for a unique local gift grown in Hawaii and made in Hawaii we have a few suggestions below.

Remember you don’t have to wait to place your order! Fresh flowers ordered now will not be cut or prepared until a day before shipping. Pre-ordering now ensures your gift will arrive fresh, before Christmas, and prevent stress from last minute shopping.

For the lucky people who scrolled down this far, congratulations! 

Use promo code ALOHA to save 10% on your purchase starting on Small Business Saturday (11/28/15) through Monday (12/14/15).

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Welcome to Our New Web Site

Aloha!

We’ve made some changes to our web site that we hope you will find helpful.  In addition to a new look we’ve made it easier for you to find the perfect gift or flower assortment for your home or special event with easy to use menus and a search function.

To welcome you we have posted a special coupon code.  This coupon can be used for any future delivery date in case you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Save 10% on your order with coupon code: fresh

 
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Hawaiian FlowersLarge assortment of Hawaiian flowers freshly grown in the islands.

It’s also easier to order fresh Hawaiian flowers and gifts on your mobile device like an iPad or smart phone.  Our new pages and menus will adjust to your screen size.

You will notice many of our pictures have been updated.  We will continue to add clearer, more informative images to help you choose the perfect Hawaiian flowers for your gift, party, wedding or other event.  We are also creating step-by-step guides on how to arrange each assortment to match our pictures.  Of course, tropical flowers look beautiful in any arrangement so feel free to create your own and share your picture with us on Facebook.

Follow our blog for our Hawaiian Holiday Gift Guide coming soon!

We will use our blog to keep you up to date on ideas for Hawaiian parties, weddings, luaus and gifts.  We will also post goings on here in the islands.  So whether you are on the mainland or here in Hawaii you can stay connected to the most beautiful place on earth!

Care Instructions

Hawaiian Flower Care Instructions

Hawaiian Flower Care Instructions

Hawaiian flower care instructions, identification guide and arranging ideas.  Follow this guide to give your tropical flowers longest life.  Instructions are included with every order.

Carefully unpack your fresh tropical flowers and remove them from the box as soon as they arrive.

For anthuriums, orchids and gingers soak the entire flower under lukewarm water for about 10 minutes.  This will extend the life of your flowers.

All flowers should have the stems held under water as you cut about an inch off the end of each stem.

Place the freshly cut stems in a vase or other container of water.

Do not refrigerate stems.

Cut about an inch off each stem and replace the water every 2 or 3 days.

Arranging Your Flowers

Choose a sturdy vase or use a tray with floral foam.

Begin with the largest or your favorite flower as a focal point.

Make sure where you are going to place each flower before cutting the stem.

Add the smaller flowers around the focal point.

Use the greenery to fill in spaces.

Leaves can be cut, bent or folded as you like.

Orchid stems can be cut in half to create two shorter stems.

Keep your display out of drafts or direct sunlight.

Do not refrigerate.

We have some ideas on how to use loose orchid at your party, wedding, luau or other event.  Please tell us yours!

Lei, Corsage and Orchid Care

Unpack maile, haku, leaf or flower leis and loose orchid blossoms upon arrival.

If they are a little dry, mist with clean, lukewarm water and gently shake off any excess.  Do not mist ti leaf leis.

Keep your corsage, haku, lei or loose orchid blossoms in a closed bag in the refrigerator.  They can be returned to the refrigerator after wearing for longer use.

Do not refrigerate anthurium corsages.  The cold will turn them black.

 

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Make Your Own Perfume

Make Your Own Perfume

You can make your own perfume at home using our essential oils and fragrances.

You’ll need a clean glass bottle to mix things in.  A dark glass works best as it protects from light.

To store your finished perfume a smaller bottle.  Again dark glass is better but clear works fine.

Two tablespoons of carrier oil to hold the fragrance.  Oils such as almond oil or jojoba work well.

Four tablespoons of vodka or high proof alcohol.

Two tablespoons of distilled water.  Tap water should not be used.

Essential oils and fragrances – combine up to three for your favorite combination

One coffee filter and a funnel

1.  Add 30 to 40 drops of your favorite oil or combination of oils to your mixing bottle.  Test as you go until you find a mix you like again using multiple oils.

2.  Mix in vodka and the carrier oil.  Shake everything together and then let the closed bottle sit for at least two days.  Some combinations can take 4 to 6 weeks to fully rest.  Do not refrigerate but keep in a cool, dark location.

3.  Open and add the water.  Shake thoroughly.

4.  Line your funnel with the coffee filter and pour into the storage bottles.  This will take some time so go slowly and do not overfill the funnel.

5.  Shake again each time before using.

It can take time to find your favorite combination so experiment freely with small drops of the oils.