Tuesday’s Tip: Watering Orchids

Growing orchids are still new to me.  I first posted about orchids here. I referred to them as “dancing flowers.”  They are lean, graceful, and their blooms are magnificent (although no blooms as of yet!).  I currently have 3 in the living room…

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 And I water them with ice cubes!  Apparently, they enjoy a nice slow watering!

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This particular orchid was a gift from Chris Olsen and Renee from the Christmas cocktail party!  I enjoyed her graceful blooms for a couple of months!  (And you can see the blank area in the background awaiting the new bar!)

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Now I’m awaiting her next bloom!

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The ends of all the branches have “beginning blooms!”  I look forward to waking up one day and seeing them all in bloom!

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Here is my very first orchid!  Not knowing protocol, I cut back her branches down to the leaves.  I’ve enjoyed the look of just the leaves!

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And here is the third miniature orchid that Handyman Husband brought me.  I was thrilled when I discovered her new growth!  We shall see!

So, if you are growing orchids, try watering them with ice cubes.  I did soak them when they first came home.  But the ice really does seem to work!  I guess because I have 3 orchids I have a collection!!!

Have you ever grown orchids?  What are your tips!

Enjoy the day!

Jana

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