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How to Disinfect Your Orchid Supplies and Pots

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/31/15 9:00 AM

disinfectorchidpotsDisinfecting isn’t just for keeping humans healthy. Orchids need it, too. Properly disinfecting cutting tools, pots and your hands helps prevent the spread of disease when you’re trimming your blooms or repotting.

Follow these sterilization tips to help keep your Phalaenopsis orchid healthy.

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

Orchid Care Between the Seasons: What You Need to Know

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/24/15 9:00 AM

orchidcare-1March is one of those months where the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Depending on where you live, winter isn’t necessarily over and spring hasn’t quite yet sprung. It’s not uncommon to have a sunny day of warm temperatures followed by a morning where you need your heavy coat. Uncertain weather and fluctuating temperatures can be hard on the health of your orchid. Here’s what you need to know to get through the time “between” seasons.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchid care tips, seasonal changes on orchids

5 Ways to Make Orchids Part of Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/17/15 9:00 AM

orchidholidaySt. Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday that typically inspires much decorating or gift giving. While you might see a festive wreath or some decorative shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t tend to get as much attention as other casual holidays, like Valentine’s Day or the Fourth of July. However, with spring on the horizon, we think this underappreciated March holiday offers the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to winter by getting in the spirit. And what better way to celebrate than with orchids?

Here are five ways you can make an orchid part of a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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Topics: Orchid Gift, Orchid Decor, holidays

Orchids Make the Perfect Gift for These Overlooked March Holidays

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/12/15 1:00 PM

orchidgiftWhen it comes to gifting orchids during the month of March, there are many holiday options than just St. Patrick’s Day.

Celebrate the arrival of spring by giving an orchid to friend or family member. After all, March is a time when warmer temperatures (allegedly) begin to arrive.

In addition to spring and St. Patrick’s Day, here are some often overlooked March holidays you could celebrate with orchids.

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Topics: Orchid Gifting, orchid gifts, orchid gift ideas

A Visual Guide to Common Phalaenopsis Orchid Afflictions

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

Orchid-_Kiwi_GreenWhether you’re a novice or a seasoned gardener, caring for your orchid can raise many questions. Am I over watering? How should its leaves look? How do I know what a healthy plant looks like?

To help you answer these questions, we’ve compiled a visual guide of some of the most common phalaenopsis orchid afflictions and treatments, so you’ll be able to best care for your blooms.

Here is a list of the top five phalaenopsis orchid afflictions and what you can do about them.

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

Top Orchid Repotting Tips

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

orchid_repotting-1Repotting your Just Add Ice orchid is essential for maintaining the health of the plant. For novice orchid growers, the repotting process can seem intimidating and leave you with many questions. To help you take the best care of your blooms, we’ve compiled this handy list of top repotting tips.

Read on to learn more about when you should repot, what containers to use, step-by-step instructions and more.

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Topics: Orchid Repotting, Repot Orchid

Can My Orchid and My Pet Coexist?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 2/24/15 9:00 AM

orchid_petYour furry friends are like family. You would never want to bring something into your home that could potentially pose a danger to your pet. Likewise, you also probably don’t want to invest in a plant your pet has the potential to harm. Luckily, there are a variety of quick and easy solutions to creating a harmonious home environment for both your pets and your orchid.

Here are our five best tips for helping your orchids and pets coexist in peace.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchids and pets

Looking for Decor Inspiration This Winter? Orchids Have You Covered

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 2/17/15 9:30 AM

orchidcareEven if you’re still resisting taking down the last of your holiday décor, it’s safe to say the season of twinkling lights and festive wreaths is over. However, before you mourn how empty your home looks without stockings hanging from the mantle, we have a few ideas for combating the drab feel of winter.

You guessed it: strategically decorating with orchids throughout your home can make even the coldest and cloudiest winter months feel closer to spring. Try one of these four decorating ideas and you’ll hear birds chirping outside again before you know it.

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Topics: Orchid Decorating, Orchid Decor, decor

6 Reasons Orchids Make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Surprise

Posted by Just Add Ice 2/13/15 8:30 AM

orchids_perfect_valentineIf you’re having trouble figuring out how to show the one you love how special they are this Valentine’s Day, stop searching — we’ve got you covered. Not only do we have the perfect gift idea, but we also have six reasons ready to convince you why.

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Topics: Orchid Gift, valentines day orchids, valentines day

Your Ultimate 2015 Orchid Gifting Calendar

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 2/3/15 8:30 AM

gift_orchid-1Orchids make the perfect gift for all sorts of occasions. From birthdays to special events to larger holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, their ability to brighten up any space and ease of care make orchids an excellent gift idea.

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook holidays and special events. Never scramble for a last minute gift again with our free handy orchid gifting calendar.

This calendar provides you with a monthly list of each holiday, ensuring you always have the perfect gift ready. Grab your copy below and read on for a list of holidays and orchid gift ideas.

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Topics: Orchid Gift, Orchid Gifting, orchid gift ideas

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