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5 Interesting Facts About Color and Mood

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 9/27/16 8:30 AM

image08.jpgWe’re surrounded by color every day—from the natural colors of the world around us, to the colors we choose to incorporate in our home and personal style. You probably come across hundreds and hundreds of color variations each day, but the colors you spend the most time around may be having a greater impact on your mood than you realize.

That’s why it’s important to choose the colors in your home intentionally. So before you paint a big accent wall or commit to a specific couch color, consider these five interesting facts about color and mood.

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Topics: Orchid Facts, orchid color

Infographic: 7 Orchid Emergencies, Solved

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 9/20/16 9:00 AM

orchid-care-emergencies-resolved.pngWhether you’re a new orchid owner or an experienced grower, sometimes accidents happen to our beloved orchids. Here are seven common orchid emergencies and what to do about them.

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Slideshow: 3 Simple Orchid Care Tips for Fall

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 9/13/16 8:30 AM

Fall-Festive-Treats.jpgAs temperatures begin to cool, keep your orchid looking its best with these three simple care tips for fall.

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Topics: Orchid Care, orchid care tips

7 Decorating Tips for Your College Dorm

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 9/6/16 8:30 AM

image07.jpgEven the nicest college dorm rooms are still probably smaller than you’d like them to be. Since decorating a small space often poses its own unique challenges, figuring out how you want to spruce up your home for the next academic year can be overwhelming. Whether you’re a first-semester freshmen or returning for a senior year victory lap, we’ve got you covered with this list of decorating tips for your college dorm.

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5 Surprising Facts About  Houseplants

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/30/16 9:00 AM

image05.jpgWhen you walk through the aisles of your local garden center or florist, or you pass by one of your potted houseplants, do you ever stop to think about how it got there?

Did someone remove the plants from their natural environment, put them in containers and take them to a new location? Or did people develop special growing techniques to perfect small, beautiful seedlings that could easily be tended to inside?

While the history of houseplants might not seem that interesting on the surface, it turns out these domesticated seedlings have an intriguing backstory. Here are five surprising facts about houseplants.

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Topics: Orchid Facts

Using Mini Orchids as Memorial Gifts

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/23/16 8:30 AM

orchids-as-memorial-giftsWhen someone dies, our first instinct is to send memorial flowers to the family or provide an arrangement for the service. While this tradition is certainly still appreciated, there is a way you can make sure your gift is remembered by the family of the deceased long after the service.

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Topics: Mini Orchid, Orchid Gift

Phalaenopsis Orchid Pests: How to Get Rid of Scale

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

get-rid-of-scaleIt’s an unfortunate fact of orchid ownership: Pests happen. However, a pest infestation doesn’t have to spell disaster for your orchid; with the right awareness and treatment, pests can be quickly dealt with and your orchid can go on to live a long life.

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Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Phalaenopsis Orchid Care Questions

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

phalaenopsis-orchid-care-questionsJust like humans, every Phalaenopsis orchid is different. Though they may not have the personality differences of humans, orchids can present you with a variety of growth and care situations.

You might find that one orchid was simple to care for, while another was susceptible to pests. Or you might be wondering why a certain care routine worked well for an orchid, while the same routine resulted in the decline of another orchid.

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How to Trigger Reblooming of Your Orchid

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 8/4/16 8:00 AM

When your orchid stops blooming and enters dormancy, don't worry, it is not dead. You can encourage your orchid to bloom again with just a little TLC. Phalaenopsis orchids rebloom on old spikes with a new stalk emerging from a triangular node along the stalk. To trigger reblooming, your orchid will need a little more attention than what you usually give it. The thrill when your orchid blooms for a second time, however, makes the small investment in time and effort required to trigger orchid reblooming well worth the effort.

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Ways to Reuse Orchid Pots or Planters

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

reuse-orchid-pots-or-plantersYou’ve repotted your orchid and you’re left with an empty ceramic pot.

These pots can be used for much more than housing beautiful plants. So bring those empty containers in from the trash pile or porch and use these ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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Topics: Orchid pots

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