Fun Flower Facts
How do I take care of my orchid plant?
Orchids enjoy pretty much the same climate as we do however they do not like temperatures much below 50 degrees. The potting medium should be kept damp but never soggy. Keeping them too wet will only result in root loss. Water your orchid early in the day and be careful not to get any water into the top of the leaves. Fertilize every 2 weeks if possible and re-pot the orchid at least every 12-24 months.
How do I take care of loose or boxed flowers?
Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don't forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. Fill a clean (washed with a detergent or antibacterial cleaning solution), deep vase with water and add a flower food from your florist. Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower. Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Place the flowers in the vase solution you've prepared.