The Right Summer Flowers: Mokara and Dendrobium Orchids

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The great thing about summer flowers is that, because they are in season, you can often snag them up for a bargain! One fantastic bargain to grab are orchids, specifically, mokara and dendrobium orchids. Unlike their planted counterparts, mokara and dendrobium orchids are spectacular for a perfect summertime bouquet.

Mokara orchids come in a stunning array of  shapes and colors, including pink, orange, purple, red, yellow and burgundy. Mokara orchids are hybrid orchids, and boast anywhere from 8-12 blooms on each stem. Dendrobium is a large genus of orchids that was established in 1799 and contains almost 1,200 species of flowers. The Dendrobium name comes from the Greek words for tree and life, and translates to “one who lives on trees.”

There are currently between 21,000 and 27,000 different accepted species of orchids, and so there are many different symbolic meanings of orchids as a whole. Generally, orchids are considered a symbol of love, beauty or royalty. In Ancient Greece, orchids were symbols of virility and fertility, and during the Victorian era in Europe, the orchid symbolized elegance and luxury. Pink orchids symbolize love and affection and are typically given on the 14th wedding anniversary.

Orchids are a perfect gift to give to a loved one in just about any situation – a birthday, anniversary, congratulations, or just because! Because summertime is when they bloom, it is a perfect time to snap up some of the best pricing available!

A bouquet of mokara orchids, such as this one, features a vibrant array of gold, orange and hot pink mokara orchids. This bouquet of in-season orchids is normally about $40 and is now only $30.

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If you tend towards dendrobium orchids, a beautiful bouquet such as this one, which features jade green, white, and bi-colored purple and white blooms, is a gorgeous option. Like the mokara orchid arrangement, dendrobium orchid bouquets are running about $10 cheaper than their usual price.

And if you can’t decide between the mokara and dendrobium orchid, there are lovely bouquets that blend both, so that you can have the best of both worlds!

Orchids are a timeless and universal flower that are perfect for just about any person, and any situation. Summertime is the perfect time to snap these beauties up for a bargain!

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