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9 Ways to Incorporate Mini Orchids Into Your Home Décor

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/20/15 10:00 AM

incorporate_mini_orchids_in_your_home_decorThanks to their smaller size, mini orchids offer a wide range of versatile home decorating options. Check out our top nine décor ideas from Pinterest – and feel free to repin on your own boards!

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Topics: mini orchids, Home Decor, mini phalaenopsis orchid

Your Top 8 Orchid Care Questions Answered Via Video

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/13/15 8:30 AM

your top eight orchid care questions answeredSometimes when you have a question about how to best care for your orchid, reading about the issue isn’t enough. That’s why we created a resource library of video tutorials that can provide a visual answer to some of your most pressing questions. Questions like…

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Topics: Orchid Care, Orchid Care Videos, Orchid Care Guides

Do I Have to Wait Until My Orchid is Done Blooming to Repot?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/8/15 9:30 AM

do i have to wait until my orchid is done blooming to repotFor novice orchid owners, repotting your plant can be an intimidating task. You want to give your orchid room to grow and remove dead roots, but you don’t want to inadvertently harm your plant’s chances of reblooming.

Beyond the actual act of repotting, one of the most common questions we receive about proper orchid care is when to repot.

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Topics: Orchid Care, Blooming Orchid, Repotting Orchid

3 Creative Ways to Let Orchids Inspire You in the New Year

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/31/14 8:30 AM

3 creative ways to let orchids inspire you in new yearRegardless of whether you’re someone who typically embraces New Year’s resolutions, we’re willing to bet you could still use some inspiration to be your best self in 2015. If you’re tired of being bombarded by advertisements claiming to help you be more organized/productive/healthy/etc. in 2015, we have good news: inspiration to achieve all your goals might not be as elusive as you think.

Often, all we need to stick to a goal or resolution is a simple reminder that it’s important to us. Having an item that serves as an inspiration trigger for when you feel yourself losing faith could be the difference that helps you stay on track.

Don’t believe us? Here are three creative ways that orchids can help inspire you for the New Year. 

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Topics: Orchid Care, decorating with orchids

How to Best Care for Your Orchid This Winter

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/23/14 8:30 AM

best care for your orchid this winterAs the months get colder and the days get shorter, you might find yourself wondering  how seasonal changes can affect your orchid. While the basic care (like your watering  schedule) will likely stay the same, certain environmental changes can necessitate some  adjustments. 

As long as you’re prepared for how the  winter months may affect your orchid,  you shouldn’t have any trouble  bringing your thriving plant into the  spring. Here are a few changes to  keep in mind: 

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Topics: Orchid Care, winter orchid care

Why You Should Keep Orchids in Your Home This Winter

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/16/14 9:00 AM

why you should keep orchids in your home this winterWhen you picture an orchid, you probably think of brightly colored blooms in tropical locations. Though Phalaenopsis orchids do come in many tropical colors, Just Add Ice® Orchids are grown to bloom year round, meaning they can be enjoyed beyond the spring and summer months. 

However, there are many more reasons to keep orchids in your home this winter than the simple fact that they’re still available in stores. Here are five reasons why you should have an orchid in your home this winter. 

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Topics: Orchid Care, winter orchid care

Holiday Gift Ideas from Just Add Ice® Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/9/14 8:30 AM

orchid holiday gift ideas The holiday season is fast approaching! As you’re making your list (and checking it twice…), you’re probably also busy figuring out the best gifts for your loved ones. Just Add Ice® Orchids can make the perfect personalized holiday gift for a variety of people. 

Let’s take a look at just how versatile of a holiday gift orchids can be.

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Topics: Orchid Gift, orchid gift ideas, orchids as gifts

Caring For Orchids: Are You Unknowingly Harming Your Orchid?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/4/14 10:30 AM

caring for your orchidsSometimes, even if you do your best to ensure your orchid has the right watering  schedule and environment to thrive, there are some care mishaps that can lead to  unnecessary harm. Discovering that your orchid is sick or dying despite your best efforts  is disheartening and discouraging. In order to give your plant a long, healthy life, avoid  these three small but harmful behaviors. 

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

6 Reasons You Should Give an Orchid to Your Thanksgiving Host

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 11/25/14 8:30 AM

orchid-thanksgiving-giftIf you’re planning on traveling to someone else’s home for this year’s Thanksgiving meal, you’re probably already thinking about what food items you’ll be contributing to the menu and what type of gift you can bring to thank your host. Even when meals are a collaborative effort, arriving with a small gift shows your host or hostess that you appreciate them opening up their home for the gathering. 

A typical go-to standard for hosting gifts is a bouquet of flowers. While cut and arranged flowers are certainly nice, they don’t offer the same advantages as giving an orchid. This Thanksgiving, surprise your host with a beautiful and exotic Phalaenopsis orchid. Here are six reasons why giving an orchid to your Thanksgiving host is a great idea. 

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Topics: Fall Decorating, Orchid Gifting, decorating with orchids

Orchid Care: How to Care for My Mini Orchid

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 11/18/14 8:30 AM

mini-orchid-careIt is often assumed that, due to their delicate and exotic appearance, Phalaenopsis orchids are difficult to keep healthy and beautiful. This assumption is especially prevalent when it comes to mini orchids. Since the smaller version of the full-sized Phals appear even more delicate, it causes some consumers to pass up purchasing them. 

However, just like their full-sized counterparts, mini orchids are hardy plants that require minimal care to thrive. Their smaller stature allows them to be a more versatile decorating option, and their miniature blossoms make a charming addition to centerpieces and displays.  

In many ways, the care for mini orchids and full sized orchids is very similar, but there are some key differences worth noting.

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Topics: Mini Orchid, Orchid Care

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