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QUIZ: What’s The Perfect Valentine’s Day Flower for Your Special Someone?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/24/17 8:30 AM

Valentines_Day_Flower.jpgIt’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you’re still not sure what to get your significant other. Or maybe you just want to brighten your best friend’s day or show your mom how much you love her.

Flowers are the perfect go-to gift for anyone, whether they are a long-time love or a casual acquaintance you’re hoping to get to know better. But the possibilities are endless, which can be overwhelming. If you’re not sure what to get, let this quiz be your guide.

Answer these seven questions to discover the perfect plant for your perfect match.

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8 Beautiful Pictures of Bromeliads to Inspire You

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/17/17 8:30 AM

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Bromeliads
are some of the most widespread tropical plants. With more than 2,700 varieties, there’s no shortage of beautiful bromeliad pictures out there. We rounded up a few of our favorites to showcase this unique plant in its natural environment.

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Slideshare: 7 Simple Steps to Orchid Fertilization

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 1/11/17 7:30 AM

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With the right conditions and our simple ice cube watering method, your Phalaenopsis orchid can thrive for up to three months without fertilizer. 

However, using fertilizer gives your orchid the nutrients it would normally receive from nature, helping it to stay healthy, strong and ready to rebloom.

Fortunately, orchid fertilization is almost as easy as watering. Just follow these seven steps. 

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8 Plants to Inspire Workplace Productivity

Posted by Just Add Ice 1/4/17 12:09 PM

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Whether you have a tiny cubicle, a corner office or a desk at home, your workspace should be comfortable, functional and inspiring.

One simple way to inspire productivity in your office is by adding a few plants. In fact, research shows plants do more than make your workspace more visually appealing—they can improve your mood, promote innovation and improve air quality.

However, you don’t want the plants in your office to be high maintenance or short-lived, so here are eight suggestions for easy-to-care-for plants to inspire workplace productivity. 

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Mark Your Calendar for These Unique 2017 Holidays!

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/27/16 8:30 AM

Mark Your Cal.pngSure, you’re familiar with all the big gift-giving holidays. You never forget to send a Mother’s Day gift and you love showering your nearest and dearest with affection every Valentine’s Day. But did you know there are dozens of other unique holidays that are also great days for gift giving?

Mark your calendar for these upcoming 2017 holidays and surprise the people in your life with a little extra recognition.

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6 Simple Ways to Incorporate Plants Into Your Living Room Décor

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/13/16 9:30 AM

orchids-in-homes.gifPlants can add some much-needed life to an otherwise drab room or make a cozy spot feel even homier. And where better to put plants in your home than in the room where your loved ones and guests are most likely to gather?

Your living room is a natural choice for incorporating plants into your home décor—but how can you be sure the plants you choose are blending seamlessly with your design? Thanks to the ever-inspiring Pinterest, we collected a few of the best ways to position plants in your living room décor.

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8 Best Plants to Add Color to Your Winter

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 12/6/16 8:30 AM

8BestPlants-1.jpgAfter experiencing the vibrant colors of summer and fall, the winter season can often feel dead and dreary. But just because it’s cold and gray outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy bright colors inside. In fact, several houseplants can thrive year-round indoors, helping your home feel like a summery oasis—even when there’s snow on the ground outside.

Here are eight plants that will easily add color to your winter this year:

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5 Orchid Winter Care Tips

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 11/29/16 8:30 AM

Holiday-Care-Kit-Orchid.jpegYou already know orchids love the warm humid temperatures of the summer months, but just because winter has arrived doesn’t mean your orchid can’t be happy. Here are five simple orchid winter care tips to keep your orchid happy, healthy and beautiful during the colder months.

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Decorating with Anthurium: 5 Photos to Inspire You

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 11/22/16 8:30 AM

Anthurium.pngThe striking blossoms and year-round blooming potential of anthurium makes them the perfect accent for your interior designs or special event. But if you’re feeling stuck on how to display their unique beauty, we’re here to help. These five photos of decorating with anthurium will inspire you.

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7 Thanksgiving Arrangement Ideas

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 11/15/16 8:30 AM

fall-decorate-with-orchids.jpgEven though the food tends to be the star of the show at your Thanksgiving feast, that doesn’t mean you can’t still wow your guest with a festive centerpiece or flower arrangement. The beautiful autumn colors create tons of possibilities, but here are seven Thanksgiving arrangement ideas to help you get inspired.

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