A PASSION FOR ORCHIDS
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.