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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

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

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