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3 Creative Uses for Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 6/30/15 9:00 AM

creative_uses_for_orchidsMost of the articles you’ll find on this blog are about keeping your orchids alive and thriving. With the proper care, your Just Add Ice Orchid can bloom for many years to come. And while plucking off your orchid blooms in their prime isn’t normally something we’d suggest, these creative uses for orchids might just be worth it.  

Confused? Allow us to explain. 

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Topics: Orchid Blooms, Orchid Decor, Orchid Uses

3 Ways Your Orchid Can Help Welcome Summer With Open Arms

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 6/23/15 9:00 AM

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As the weather gets warmer, you’re probably ready to begin spending as much time outdoors as possible. However, just because you’re soaking up the sun outside doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the beauty of your orchids. With the right precautions and care, you can find several summertime uses for your plants. 

Here are a few ways orchids can brighten up your summer. 

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Topics: Orchid Care, mini orchids, orchid sunburn

How to Get Kids Involved in the Care of Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 6/16/15 9:00 AM

kids_involved_care_orchids-1Growing orchids can be a family affair. If you have children in your family, why not get them involved with the care of your blooms? Giving kids a plant to take care of can be a good first step in responsibility without having to invest in a pet, and you might even create a love of gardening.

Phalaenopsis orchids make an excellent plant for kids to care for because they don’t require much maintenance, are brightly colored and can easily be personalized.

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Topics: Orchid Care, phalaenopis orchids, how to care for orchids

3 Ways to Incorporate Orchids into Your Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 6/9/15 9:00 AM

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Flowers are usually a go-to anniversary gift — they’ve long been associated with romantic gestures, plus they can be picked up on the go if you’re the forgetful type. If you’re celebrating an anniversary and need a gift idea, why not step out of the standard ‘flower’ box and give your significant other an orchid? Not only are they breathtaking, they’re easy to care for, last much longer than a bouquet and can be easily customized.

Here are three ways you can incorporate orchids into your anniversary celebration.

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Topics: Orchid Gifting, orchid gift ideas, orchids as gifts

7 Tips for Making Your Orchid Planter One-of-a-Kind

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 6/2/15 9:00 AM

orchid_planter_one_of_a_kindWith the growing popularity of orchids, you may be looking for a way to help your plants stand apart from the rest. A great way to showcase your unique tastes and talents is by experimenting with the look and design of your orchid’s planter pot. Try one of our seven best ideas for giving your planter a new look. 

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Topics: orchid planter

How to Use Orchids to Brighten Up Your Bathroom

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/26/15 9:00 AM

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On the list of decorating priorities in your home, your bathroom probably doesn’t rank too highly. However, even though it isn’t a public space where guests spend a lot of time, it’s still a room you use daily. And while you may not want to invest huge sums of money to spruce it up, adding a few inexpensive and colorful touches can make a substantial difference. 

In fact, decorating your bathroom with orchids is a win-win for both you and your plants. Not only can adding an orchid to your bathroom brighten up your space, but it can actually make keeping your plants healthy even easier. Since a bathroom environment is naturally warm and humid thanks to steamy showers, and most bathroom windows don’t let in much direct sunlight, your bathroom is actually the perfect place for your orchids to thrive. 

But with such a small space, how can you get creative with bathroom décor? Try these three ideas for brightening up your bathroom with an orchid. 

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Topics: Orchid Decor, decorating with orchids

3 Ways to Brighten up Your Events with Mini Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/19/15 9:00 AM

brighten_events_mini_orchidsJust like their full-sized counterparts, mini orchids are easy to care for and add a bit of style to their surroundings. These mini blooms come in their own festive ceramic pot and are usually no more than 12 inches tall. Here are a few fun ways you can use mini orchids.

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Topics: mini orchids, decorating with orchids, events

How to Turn Your Store Bought Orchid into a Stunning Arrangement

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/14/15 11:00 AM

professional_orchid_arrangementOrchids are a breathtaking addition to most any decor. Their colorful flowers and the festive ceramic pots they come in make it easy to incorporate them into your home or office without any additional work — just place them on a mantle, table or counter.

But if you’re feeling a little crafty or just want to add an extra element to the display of your orchid, there are a few simple things you can do to make your blooms stand out. 

Here are a few easy tips to make your orchid look like it was professionally arranged by a florist.

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Topics: Orchid Decorating, Orchid Arrangements

Can Keeping Orchids Have Positive Benefits for Your Health?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/28/15 9:00 AM

orchid_healthIf you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed we spend a significant amount of time referencing the beauty and aesthetic advantages of Phalaenopsis orchids. While this is certainly for good reason — orchids are beautiful, after all — there are a few more practical reasons to keep orchids in your home. For instance, keeping indoor house plants can actually have several unexpected benefits to your overall health and well-being.

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Topics: Orchid Health, keeping your orchid healthy, orchid plant health

I Got an Orchid for Easter! Now What?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/21/15 9:00 AM

orchid_easterWelcome to orchid ownership! Whether you received your new plant as a gift for hosting Easter brunch or as part of a festive Easter basket, you’re probably asking yourself the same question: Now what?

First of all, don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself a “plant person.” Phalaenopsis orchids are relatively low maintenance plants and you’ll find you can easily adapt to a simple care routine. Here are four things to keep in mind.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchid care tips

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