I have an obsession with orchids and always have, especially when it comes to decorating around my home. There are so many creative containers and ways to decorate with real or silk orchids that inspire me so much and now that I have a new found trick for keeping them alive, I just can’t get enough. Just look at all of these amazing ideas and possibilities:
Orchids planted in large bowls or metal buckets
plant orchids in a clam shell
plant in metal low-bowls
plant in wine chillers/punch bowl
planted in wood boxes
Square serving bowls or candle holders
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Back in March, I shared a tutorial for how to creatively plant silk orchids to look real because at that point, I had sworn off real orchids because I just killed them. However, a few months ago, I found this site called ProFlowers that had a the best trick for how to grow orchids and it really works. I have been keeping two small orchids alive (they even re-bloomed) by slipping in ice cubes mixed with water and orchid plant food once a week like this:
You can read all about what you need to make the cubes and there is a video here on ProFlowers if you want to learn more about it. Hallelujah! If I can finally grow orchids, anyone can!
So now that I know the trick and know that I can finally keep them alive, I have started to plant real ones around my home and over the weekend, I found this gorgeous white urchin ceramic low bowl from Lowe’s for $14.98:
I turned and adjusted each orchid plant until all of the flowers were balanced and facing forward. I then added some rocks inside the planter to hold the containers in place. Adding and layering sheet moss to the top of the plants themselves (be sure and pull out the green stems/leaves), will hid the containers:
Another trick for potting orchids is to add small moss boss to the top of the moss just for added interest:
I went on the hunt to find similar containers to those in all of the inspiration pictures to give you even more creative ideas for your own home. Just click on the item to go right to the item on Amazon:
I didn’t mean to write a novel today but can you tell I’m a little excited and inspired? I can’t tell you how badly I have wanted to stop killing orchids and if you too have black thumb issues, I promise, if you follow the instructions above with the ice cubes, you’ll be able to keep them alive and even re-blooming.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
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