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4 Springtime Threats to Orchid Health

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/23/14 7:30 AM

springtime-orchid-threatSpring is the time of year when your orchid really thrives. In many areas, increased sunlight and higher humidity can make maintaining orchid health even easier. However, spring comes with its own unique threats to orchid health.

At Just Add Ice®, we want all orchid owners to have every possible advantage to help keep their plants as healthy as possible. Here, we share four springtime threats to orchid health that you should be aware of.

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Topics: Orchid Health, caring for orchids, keeping your orchid healthy

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Orchid Month

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/17/14 7:30 AM

celebrate-orchid-monthApril is a special month for us at Just Add Ice® Orchids and orchid enthusiasts alike. Why? It’s National Orchid Month! We’re helping you celebrate by highlighting five fun ways to celebrate this festive month.

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Topics: Just Add Ice Orchids, orchids as gifts, orchids and vases, National Orchid Month

3 Tips for Incorporating Orchids into Your Easter Decorations

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/15/14 7:30 AM

orchid-easter-decorationsSpring is in full swing, and Easter is almost here. The air is warmer, the days are longer, and the soft, pastel colors of lilies and daffodils adorn the windows of every flower shop in town. When selecting flowers to incorporate with your Easter decorations this year, you, too, can opt for traditional holiday flowers. But if you’re looking to make your Easter decorations really stand out, we encourage you to forgo the holiday flower standbys, adorning your home with beautiful and vibrant orchids instead!

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Topics: Orchid Decor, easter orchids, decorating with orchids

5 Unusual Orchid Arrangements That Will Turn Heads

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/10/14 7:30 AM

unusual-orchid-arrangementsThere’s no denying your Just Add Ice® Orchid is a head turner. Its exotic beauty and rich color ensure it will look great in almost any décor. A piece as unique as the Phalaenopsis orchid, however, will do more than turn heads; it’ll inspire your houseguests to imitate your arrangement.

Here are five unexpected flower arrangements you can try with your orchid today:

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Topics: Orchid Decor, Orchid Arrangements, phalaenopisis orchid

4 Signs It's Time to Repot Your Orchid

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/8/14 7:30 AM

time-to-repot-your-orchidSpring has finally sprung, and you know what that means: Time to open up your windows, let the fresh air in and clean out the winter cobwebs with a thorough spring cleaning. But your home may not be the only thing that needs sprucing; your orchid may need a refresh, too.

Every 1-2 years (usually in the spring or summer), your orchid will need repotting. Below are four signs that will help you tell if it’s time to repot your orchid.

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Topics: Repot Orchid, how to repot an orchid

Springtime Orchid Decorating Ideas That Will Liven Up Your Home

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/3/14 7:30 AM

orchids-watering-can-planterThe colors of spring are just beginning to make a welcome entrance after a long and icy winter. And while it won’t be much longer until your neighborhood is once again filled with beautiful outdoor greenery and flowers, you can jumpstart the season by creating one-of-a-kind springtime orchid decorations for your home.

Decorating your home with orchids during the spring is a wonderful way to enjoy the airy, bright and cheerful tones of the season indoors. We share a few springtime orchid decorating ideas to get you started here:

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Topics: Orchid Decorating, Orchid Decor, orchid decorating project

4 Reasons to Keep Orchids in Your Office

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/1/14 7:30 AM

orchids-in-the-officeThe vibrant beauty of orchids makes them a wonderful addition to any space. But did you know these flowers do more than enhance a room’s ambiance? When you place an orchid in an office, for example, orchids possess other impressive attributes, like enhancing your job performance.

Here are four reasons why keeping orchids in your office can give you more than just an aesthetic boost:

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Topics: Orchid Decor, orchids for other occasions, orchids as gifts

The Essential Guide to Keep Your Orchid Blooms Beautiful

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/27/14 7:30 AM

orchid_bloomsIt’s a sight no Phalaenopsis owner wants to see: a table or floor covered in dying orchid blooms. After waiting several months for their orchid to bloom, many Phalaenopsis owners have unnecessarily experienced this nightmare.

Your orchids are subject to bacteria and viruses, and they can get sick, just like you. Although there are natural remedies available for fungus and insect based viruses, there is no medication for treating an orchid infection. But there are ways that you can shield your orchid from sudden bud loss.

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Topics: Orchid Blooms, Orchid Health, keeping your orchid healthy

4 Occasions to Have Orchids on Your Dining Table

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/25/14 7:30 AM

orchids_dining-tableYour dining table is more than a place to eat—it’s a focal point of the room. Orchids can readily transform your table into a conversation piece for you and your guests. In fact, today’s post will inspire you to use your dining room table to grab the spotlight for four different occasions.

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Topics: Orchid Decor, Home Decor, gift ideas, decorating with orchids, holiday decorating

All About Phalaenopsis Orchid Blooms

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/20/14 7:30 AM

Phalaenopsis_moth_orchid_bloomsThe most striking feature on an orchid is its blooms. Orchid blooms are also the most sensitive part of the plant, so you must handle your buds with care. But there is a lot more to a Phal’s bloom than just beauty. Here, we discuss four major facts about blooms that will help you to care for your orchid!

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Topics: Orchid Care, Blooming Orchid, Reblooming Orchid, caring for orchids

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