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9 Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 2/9/16 8:30 AM

Valentines-Day-Gift-Ideas.gifIt’s official: Boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers have had their day in the sun. This Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the creative gift. Here are nine great ideas that are sure to melt your valentine’s heart.

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Topics: Orchid Gift, Valentine's Day Orchids

5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants That Can Easily Brighten Up Your Space

Posted by Just Add Ice 2/2/16 8:30 AM

decorative-houseplants.jpgKeeping plants in your home is a decorating decision that goes way beyond style. Not only are household plants known to reduce stress and improve your mood, even NASA has signed off on the importance of indoor plants for better air quality.

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Topics: Orchid Decorating, Orchid Decor

House Plants and Pets: Are They Safe Together?

Posted by Just Add Ice 1/26/16 8:30 AM

House-plants-safe-for-pets.jpgYou would never do something to intentionally hurt your pets, but one of the biggest mistakes new pet owners make is not checking to make sure their houseplants are safe and non-toxic for their furry friends. Even if you have well-trained animals who have never given your plants a second look, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Before we give suggestions for safe and beautiful plants you can have in your pet-friendly home, here are a few common houseplants that you may not know pose a danger to your four-legged friends.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchids and pets

After Orchid Flowers Fall

Posted by Just Add Ice 1/19/16 8:30 AM

dying-orchid.jpgYou've gotten an orchid plant and have enjoyed its long-lasting bloom, but now that the last orchid flower has faded, you're wondering what to do with the rest of the plant. Fortunately, they will bloom again. In the meantime here is what you can do after orchid flowers fall.

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Topics: Orchid Reblooming, Orchid Care

What You Need to Know About Phalaenopsis Orchids and Mold

Posted by Just Add Ice 1/15/16 8:30 AM

buying-a-phal.gifYou’ve taken care to select a beautiful, healthy orchid for your home. You’ve started your orchid care routine, and things are looking good. But when you go to water your orchid on its next scheduled watering day, you notice what looks like a coating of fuzzy white mold on the top of its roots or the potting media. What gives? Is your orchid moldy? Growing some other kind of fungus?

Let’s explore this fairly common problem. Here’s what you need to know about Phalaenopsis orchids and mold:

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Topics: Orchid Care, caring for orchids

Ask the Grower: Can I Use Tea as Fertilizer for my Phalaenopsis Orchid?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/29/15 8:30 AM

tea_fertilizer_phalaenopsis_orchid.jpgPhalaenopsis orchid care is quite simple, but by adding an extra step—fertilization—your orchid can get an extra boost of nutrients it needs to provide you with beautiful blooms for years.

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Topics: Orchid Fertilizer, Orchid Fertilizing

4 Ways to Give Orchids this Holiday Season

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/22/15 8:30 AM

give_orchids_this_holiday.jpgThis holiday season, you’ve likely read about the benefits of giving orchids as gifts. The colorful blooms aren’t your standard holiday present and can make a beautiful surprise for anyone receiving them.

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Topics: orchid gifts, Holiday Gifts

3 Reasons to Give Plants as Gifts This Holiday

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/15/15 8:30 AM

give_plants_as_gifts_this_holiday.jpgYou know that one person in your life for whom you always struggle to buy a gift every holiday season? That person who seemingly already has everything?

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Topics: Gifts, orchids as gifts, Holiday Gifts

6 Ways to Decorate With Plants for the Holidays

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/10/15 10:00 AM

decorate_with_orchids_holidays.jpgWhile the Christmas tree may be the most famous decorative holiday plant, there’s no reason other plants can’t share in the seasonal glory. In fact, there are actually numerous ways to use plants to decorate your home this holiday season. With a little planning and arranging, you can turn your house into a fresh and beautiful winter wonderland.

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Topics: Orchid Decor, Orchid Decorations, holiday decorating

5 Simple Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Posted by Just Add Ice 11/24/15 8:30 AM

kitchen-decorating-ideasThe kitchen is one of the most widely used rooms in your home. Whether you’re a gourmet cook or just stop by the fridge to pick up a snack, chances are you’re in your kitchen at least a few times a day.

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Topics: Home Decor, decorating with orchids

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