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The Ultimate Guide to Decorating with Mini Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 9/3/15 10:00 AM

decorating_mini_orchidsThanks to their vibrant colors, beauty and ease of care, orchids are often the flower of choice for decorators. These versatile blooms have many decorating uses and can be used to brighten up parties, homes, businesses and more.

Mini orchids — the smaller version of the Phal — are also an attractive choice for decorating. And they’re just as easy (maybe even easier) to care for than their full-sized counterparts.

Here are a few ideas for using mini orchids for decor inside and outside the home.

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Topics: Mini Orchid, decorating with mini orchids

Using Mini Orchids for a Class Project

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/25/15 9:00 AM

mini_orchids_class_projectWith summer coming to an end and a new school year just around the corner, teachers everywhere are working on lesson plans and trying to come up with new and interesting ways to keep their students engaged. But what if your next class project was only a few clicks away on the computer screen?

By ordering mini orchids in bulk, your classroom can quickly be transformed into a tropical oasis with limitless learning potential. Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate orchids into your next lesson plan

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Topics: Mini Orchid, Orchid Care

3 Ways to Use Mini Orchids for Your Next Sorority Event

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/18/15 9:00 AM

mini_orchids_sorority_eventIf you’re a sorority member, you probably already know how important it is to be creative. With so many events, special occasions and reasons to celebrate your sisters, it’s easy to get bogged down in the same old decorations and activities. Luckily, mini orchids offer the perfect solution to add a unique touch to your upcoming semester of Greek life

Here are three ways to use mini orchids to add spark to your sorority events this year.

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Topics: mini orchids, Orchid Decor, events

Orchid Root Health: 3 Tips You Need to Know

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/11/15 9:00 AM

orchid_root_health-3Your orchid’s roots are vital to its health, providing nutrients and other necessities as the plant goes through its lifecycle. A Phalaenopsis orchid’s roots are hard to miss and provide keys to the plant’s health. 

Orchid roots go in search of food, light and moisture, so instead of staying beneath the soil like most other roots, orchid roots twist and turn in all directions. Sometimes they stick out from the pot, which can help them absorb moisture, but most roots stay hidden within the orchid’s drainage pot. To check the plant’s health, it can be helpful to pick it up from its decorative pot and take a look at its roots, which will be visible under the potting media.

Here’s a look at what your orchid’s roots may be telling you:

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Topics: Orchid Health, Repotting Orchid, orchid root health

Everything You Need to Know About Orchid Care

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/4/15 11:30 AM

orchid_care_1When it comes to orchid care, it doesn’t get any easier than three ice cubes a week. But unlike other flowers, orchids go through several changes during their lifecycle. Here’s what you need to know to keep your orchid thriving through every phase of its life.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchid care tips

How to Incorporate Mini Orchids into Birthday Parties

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 7/28/15 9:00 AM

incorporate_mini_orchids_birthday_partiesIn the age of Pinterest, planning your child’s birthday party can almost feel like a competitive event. Sure, you want to be creative and want your guests to have a good time, but you don’t want to spend unnecessary time and money creating a perfectly photographable party experience. 

If you’re looking for a unique way to wow your party guests and give your child a day to remember, try one of these four ideas for incorporating mini orchids in to your next birthday party.  

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Topics: mini orchids, mini phalaenopsis orchids, events

Come See Just Add Ice’s New Flower Shop in a Box'

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 7/24/15 9:00 AM

flower_shop_in_a_boxJust Add Ice® Orchids and our new Flower Shop in a Box™ recently exhibited at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market. The Dallas Total Home and Gift Market is the premier destination for trending products with more than 20,000 gift and home décor lines at the marketplace. Our product, the Flower Shop in a Box™, is a 20-pack of mini orchids in a retail display developed specifically for direct shipment to chain and independent retailers.

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Topics: Just Add Ice, flower in a box

Why You Should Use Mini Orchids for Your Next Corporate Event

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 7/21/15 9:00 AM

mini_orchids_corporate_eventWhen you’re planning a corporate event, it’s easy to get caught up in the business details—who should be invited, what the agenda should be—but sometimes it’s the finer details of an event that end up making a big impact. Case in point: flowers. Even though décor might not be at the top of your event-planning list, there are several reasons why incorporating flowers into your next corporate event is a great idea:

  • Improved atmosphere: Flowers have a naturally calming effect and can help improve the overall atmosphere of your event. 
  • Improved moods: Being in the presence of flowers can also have a positive effect on the moods of your participants. 
  • Improved concentration: Studies have shown the presence of plants in a workplace can actually improve concentration and focus. 

Ready to add flowers into the plans for your next corporate event, but not sure where to start? Well, don’t worry—we have the perfect solution: bulk mini orchids

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Topics: mini orchids, mini phalaenopsis orchids, events

Everything You Need to Know About Phalaenopsis Orchid Fertilization

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 7/14/15 9:00 AM

phalaenopsis_orchid_fertilizationThe vibrant colors of orchid blooms can quickly brighten up any space, which begs the question: Who would want to enjoy an orchid for just one season?

Though caring for your Phalaenopsis orchid is simple, adding another easy step—fertilizing—to your care routine can help give your orchid an extra boost, allowing it to supply you with beautiful blooms for years to come.

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Topics: Orchid Fertilizing, Fertilizing Orchids

3 Supplies Every Orchid Lover Needs to Personalize His or Her Plants

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 7/7/15 10:00 AM

supplies_orchid_lover_needs_personalize_plantsPhalaenopsis orchids are known for their beauty and ease of care. Because you don’t have to put much effort into their care — just three ice cubes per week — you might not give much thought to anything else but keeping a few ice cubes on hand. 

But whether you’re growing your first orchid, or you’re an experienced grower, adding a few extra supplies to your orchid arsenal can help you personalize your plant and might make the growing process even easier. Here are some of the supplies every orchid lover needs.

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Topics: phalaenopis orchids, orchid tools, personalizing orchids

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