Grand Magazine - - FEATURE -

Barb Di Renzo loves tall white or­chids and dis­plays them through­out her home. They are so true to life they have to be touched to be­lieve they are not real.

She starts with a pot or con­tainer she likes — any­thing from a painted gar­den pot to a glass con­tainer — that best suits the space where she wants an orchid.

Next come the ar­ti­fi­cial green­ery and the or­chids, which she buys at a crafts store. For the fin­ish­ing touch, she fills the con­tainer with small stones or twigs from her yard. An orchid set in front of the floor mir­ror in her din­ing room fea­tures branches with small white flow­ers. No, not real flow­ers: they were pulled from ar­ti­fi­cial stems and at­tached to real gar­den branches.

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