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General Tips on Caring for Your Orchids

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Orchids are beautiful flowers but many people are scared to have them because they don’t know how to care for them. Today, we want to help you get rid of that fear by sharing some helpful tips on caring for orchids. They are not so hard to take care of once you understand them.

Watering – Orchids have specific watering needs. It is best to read the instructions that come with your orchid.

However, there is a general rule you can follow. You should water your orchid every 10 to 12 days. Dip the roots into a bucket or sink so it can absorb the water. Make sure that it is properly drained before putting it back in its pot.

Pots – It is good practice to keep your orchids in pots that have smaller drainage holes. It is also wise to re-pot them every 18 to 24 months. Make sure the soil you use is the right kind. Ask your local nursery for advice if you are unsure.

Sunlight – Orchids like sunlight, but they don’t like direct sunlight. Place your orchid in an area where it can experience the sunlight without it burning or drying out.

Plant food – Orchids should be given plant food once a month. The best fertilizers are those that contain nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and trace elements. This food will help your orchid stay healthy, grow properly, and last longer.

Cutting – After the blooms fade, you should cut the spike down to ½ inch. This will enable it to grow again when the time is right.

Placement – Avoid placing the orchid next to a fruit bowl as the fruit release gases that are harmful to the orchid and will make it die. Also, avoid placing the orchid in a draft, direct sunlight, or very warm conditions. Ensure that there is good air circulation in the area where you decide to keep your orchid.

Now you don’t have to be afraid of that gift orchid anymore. Embrace its beauty and take good care of it.

5 Benefits of Flowers in Your Home and Office

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Flowers have been found to have health benefits when present in a work or home environment. Most people like flowers because they are pretty and make them feel good if given as a gift. There is so much more to it. Flowers have effects on us that we may not even be aware of. Having flowers in your home or office will always be a great idea.

Here’s why.

1. Flowers can energize you. Bold and colourful flowers are great for giving energy and positivity. People who have potted plants and flowers in their homes tend to be more positive in their personal and work lives.

2. Flowers boost creativity. This links with the energy and positivity benefits. Having flowers and plants around can be inspiring and can boost your creativity. They may just be the answer to your writer’s block or to finding that elusive solution to an annoying problem. Get a plant in your workspace and let it work its magic.

3. Flowers are natural anti-depressants and de-stressors. Studies have shown that having flowers in areas where you prepare for your day, can help improve your mood and make you start your day with a more positive mind and attitude. Flowers in the bedroom, kitchen or hallway is great. Flowers can also help you relax more and stress less at work.

4. Flowers help to reduce toxins in the air. The presence of flowers reduces the number of toxins in the air and improves the air quality in your home or office. They absorb pollutants and other particles that may cause headaches, colds, allergies, and tiredness.

5. Flowers help with productivity. Studies have shown that flowers and plants in the area where you work can help to improve productivity and concentration. The big petals and colourful types are best if you are looking for some extra inspiration.

Flowers are not only beautiful, but they can have amazing effects on your mind and body on a daily basis. Add some color and freshness to your home and office with flowers and see how they change your life.

4 Reasons Why Buying Flowers is a Great Gift Option

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Flowers are one of nature’s most beautiful offerings. They can say so many things and can be enjoyed by both men and women. It may not be traditional to give a man flowers, but we have seen it happen and the men always appreciate it. Some people don’t like buying flowers because they say it is a short-lived gift. This may be true as cut flowers die within a few days or weeks of purchase. However, we still feel that flowers make a great gift because of the meaning behind it. Here are our reasons:

Flowers can say almost anything. No matter whether it is a birthday, a thank you, a funeral or a romantic gesture, flowers are always a suitable gift. Flowers are versatile and can send any message you want it too.

There are many different flowers to choose from. Flowers come in many different kinds and colors and most of them have specific meanings. You can create the most beautiful and vibrant bouquets for a ‘thank you’ or ‘I love you’ and make the most elegant bouquets for a wedding or formal function. There is a type and color for every occasion.

Flowers can live on forever. Some flowers can be used for crafts, cards, or scrapbooking once they have dried out. This makes them live on forever and makes the memories last forever. You can also make potpourri from dried flower petals which make them live forever and creates wonderful scents.

Flowers liven up a room. No matter whether you are giving flowers at a sad or happy event, it will liven up the room. Flowers bring nature inside and nature is healing. The fragrance, the green, the color, and the inherent beauty makes any room feel more happy or peaceful.

Flowers are always a good gift according to us. Cut flowers or pot plants are equally well-suited as gifts. You can never go wrong with flowers.

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