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Picking an Orchid

July 17, 2017

If you ask me what my favorite flower is, I'll ask you in return what season we're in. With different flowers blossoming each season, it's so hard to pick a favorite from the varieties of flowers out there with an assortment of colors, shapes, textures and scents. If you force me to choose then I'll probably say my top four are Peonies, Hydrangeas, Roses and Tulips. However come summer you'll find Orchids all over my house, Orchids in my living room, dining room and kitchen. Luckily for me there's a few nurseries around the corner from my house where there's orchids galore. A collection of Orchids with specials like buy two get one free which will leave you buying way more than you can carry.

 

Orchids are no more difficult to care for than ordinary houseplants. These gorgeous plants will make a statement in your home. And remember the flower you have in your living room, or kitchen can be totally different from the one on your nightstand so don't limit yourself. In my recent trip to a Heavenly Garden in Homestead FL, it was so hard for me to actually pick one, they were all beautiful. 

 

 

 

How to care for an Orchid. 

1. Water your orchids every five to 12 days. Don't let them sit in water.
2. Feed orchids monthly with fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and trace elements.
3. Plant orchids in smaller pots with drainage holes. Re-pot every 18 to 24 months 

 

What does the Orchid flower mean? The Orchid has been held in high regard since ancient times. It symbolizes: Love, beauty, fertility, refinement, thoughtfulness and charm. Isn't that lovely?

 

 

 

The lovely girl who offered to take my pictures and check me out.

Treat yourself and bring these beauties into your home and they will not disappoint, water them, care for them and they will blossom with charm and grace. 

 

Thank your for your support as I embark on this blogging venture, as a creative person it's so refreshing to have an outlet where I get to bring some of my passions to life.

 

With love and charm ,

 

Joann

 

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