Orchids

Ashley Gerrity Photography

One of the world’s most gorgeous, modern flowers is the orchid.   Their beauty is one-of-a-kind.  Orchids come in more species and varieties than any other flower. Such as Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendropbium Orchids and Cymbidium Orchids just to name a few!  Their allure has many brides adding them into their wedding decor.  They are the shining flower in a gorgeous cascading bouquet.   A matching orchid boutonniere shows elegance and class. They can add extravagance to your wedding centerpieces.  Floating them in cylinders or adding them to tall arrangements can give a romantic ambiance, with elegance and grace.  Their meaning of love, beauty, and luxury make them the perfect flowers for a wedding!

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Kat & Brian’s Wedding at the Aloft Hotel

Kat was such a sweet bride! We love Aloft Weddings! It is a perfect space for elegant and modern events. Kat chose gorgeous Phalaenopsis Pink Orchids. We loved her classic look with pops of bright pink! Thank you to Laura Reynolds from Lurey Photography for sharing their photos with us!

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Michelle & Kelly’s Wedding – Wish Upon A Wedding 2014

It was a wonderful experience being a Wish Granter Thanks Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia for selecting us to be a part of Kelly and Michelle’s wedding! The flowers for this event were colorful, tropical and fun! We used Birds Of Paradise, Orchids, Peonies, Roses, and elements of Curly Willow. You could tell that this was a very special day for Kelly and Michelle. It was great working with all of the other vendors! Wedding Planning by Angela MALICKI events, Ceremony Venue by the Moshulu, Recpetion Venue  Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Flowers by us  Leigh Florist, Entertainment by The Super AWESOME BVTLive, Gorgeous attire provided by Beautiful Brides Philly, Lighting accents by Eventions Productions, Fabulous wedding cake by Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Candy buffet courtesy of, Cho- oh-lat, Photo booth by ShutterBooth Philadelphia. A big thank you to BG Productions! Not only do they provide beautiful photos, they always make the event a blast!

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Vanessa & Balal – April 2014

Vanessa and Balal had a beautiful spring day for their wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  This mosaic garden is an amazing, eclectic venue in the city! Vanessa loves purple! Her bouquet was a cascade style of four different variations of Orchids and Ivory Roses. Thank you Michael Chadwick for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

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Air Ferns and Other Plants that Don’t Require Frequent Waterings

When Denise suggested that I write a post about air ferns, my first thought was, “what’s an air fern?” Well it just so happens to be the little plants hanging in the front room of our shop that I see every single time I work. I just never knew what they were. Well, what they are is something really special: a parasite. Now, I know most people associate “parasites” with little evil bugs that bite our pets and family and make us sick. This plant does need a host plant to latch onto but it is not malevolent. In fact, it’s a really fascinating plant. It comes in various shapes and sizes and blooms at different times of the year. The most amazing thing about the air fern (also known by it’s botanical name as Tillandsia) is that it doesn’t need soil. In fact, the moisture contained in soil is likely to provide the fern with too much water causing it to die prematurely. The air fern only needs a quick and occasional misting. Since the fern doesn’t need soil, it can grow almost anywhere. Place the ferns in bubble bowls, crates, mason jars, anywhere you can think of, or hang them from wires. Just be sure to include a host plant such as Spanish or fresh sheet moss. You can decorate your air fern display with rocks, sand, and sea glass, to name a few.

Flower expert J. Schwanke says that the best environment for an air fern is in a bubble bowl with Spanish moss set on a windowsill with indirect sunlight.

The air ferns decorating the front of the shop are for sale. They are excellent for people who want a low maintenance plant that can be customized to fit their own personal style.

Other plants that require little water are perennials such as echinacea, lavender, and daylilies and annuals such as marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos. Orchids also require just a little water on their roots about once a week.

Succulents are another plant that can survive on little water. In fact, overwatering is one of the main causes of succulent fatality. During the summer, you can generously water the plant, just be sure to allow enough time for the soil to dry between waterings so that the roots don’t begin to rot. During the winter, however, you only need to water them every other month.

If you’re not sure about how to care for a plant, ask someone from your local garden center or flower shop who can give you specific directions based on the type of plant and the environment that you live in.

 

-Lacey Bouchard

A Mallard Island Wedding

We had the pleasure of creating flowers for one of our lovely couples who tied the knot at Mallard Island Yacht Club in Long Beach Island, New Jersey!  This venue is absolutely STUNNING!  There are such beautiful views right on the water.  The day was perfect – you couldn’t ask for better weather!

Take a look at the photos we captured during setup:

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Rachel chose centerpieces that consisted of 3 varying height cylinders with submerged dendrobium orchids in pale pink, hot pink and white.

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We created a chuppah decorated with white sheer fabric and pink and white blooms.

 

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Sara & Harry – June 2013

A big congratulations to Sara and Harry!  We wish you all the best!

Photographer: M2 Photography – A big thank you to Melissa McManus for providing their beautiful photos!

Venue: Trump National Golf Club – Pine Hill, NJ

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Nicole requested very pale peach tones, ivory/white and pops of coral shades. Her bouquet included roses, calla lilies, japonica, and small tufts of foliage to accent.

 

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Philadelphia Wedding Photography

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Harry wore a calla lily boutonniere while his best man and groomsmen wore rose boutonnieres.

 

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Sara’s petite toss bouquet!

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We created tall centerpieces with pale yellow, lime green, oranges, and pale pink using viburnum, hydrangea, roses, lisianthus and other seasonal blooms. We paired these tall arrangements with low lush arrangements to match.

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Philadelphia Wedding Photography

For her bridesmaids, Sara chose bright shades of corals and bright greens to accent. The bouquets were made of roses and cymbidium orchids with foliage to finish.

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Easy way To Orchids Repotting

Easy way To Orchids Re-potting

With so many species of orchids (almost 25,000) we will talk about the most common varietys when it comes to repotting your orchid.These are the Dendrobium and the Phalaenopsis. Both of Wich are Epiphytic type of Orchid.Commonly refered to as air plants. Meaning the roots of the plant are not contained strictly to the potting media. They thrive in Very tropical or humid conditions. The roots are able to absorb the moisture from the air.

These orchids are well adapted to grow indoors as well.These plants pefer a pot they can grow out of. A common mistake is repotting the orchid to soon. Only repot after the roots have extended well over the sides of the container.This could take a year a or more.Do Not repot your orchid while it is in Bloom. They are very delicate and the stress may interupt the bloom time, or cause it to loose it’s blooms.

While clay or wooden containers work fine, try to put them in a pot that has slots or openings on the sides. This allows air to move freely around the roots.Important tip- If your plant is now in a 5″ pot only repot to a 6″ pot. Remember they like to outgrow their container. To small is much better than to large.

Gently remove the orchid careful not to tear the roots.(the roots will sometimes stick to the container. Now is a good time to examine the roots to see the over all health odf your beauty. If you see green at the end of the root it’s very healthy. If the roots are very dry,brown or squishy these roots should be pruned before repotting your orchid.

Place Your plant in the middle of the new pot,and make sure the bottom leaves are just above the top of the pot.Now add your media around the roots.( Bark,moss or orchid mix. Never potting soil).You may have to stake up the stem of the orchid by placing a bamboo stake into the center of the media until your plant adapts to it’s new home.Now enjoy this amazing plant to it’s fullest.
Easy way To Orchids Repotting

With so many species of orchids (almost 25,000) we will talk about the most common varietys when it comes to repotting your orchid.These are the Dendrobium and the Phalaenopsis. Both of Wich are Epiphytic type of Orchid.Commonly refered to as air plants. Meaning the roots of the plant are not contained strictly to the potting media. They thrive in Very tropical or humid conditions. The roots are able to absorb the moisture from the air.

These orchids are well adapted to grow indoors as well.These plants pefer a pot they can grow out of. A common mistake is repotting the orchid to soon. Only repot after the roots have extended well over the sides of the container.This could take a year a or more.Do Not repot your orchid while it is in Bloom. They are very delicate and the stress may interupt the bloom time, or cause it to loose it’s blooms.

While clay or wooden containers work fine, try to put them in a pot that has slots or openings on the sides. This allows air to move freely around the roots.Important tip- If your plant is now in a 5″ pot only repot to a 6″ pot. Remember they like to outgrow their container. To small is much better than to large.

Gently remove the orchid careful not to tear the roots.(the roots will sometimes stick to the container. Now is a good time to examine the roots to see the over all health odf your beauty. If you see green at the end of the root it’s very healthy. If the roots are very dry,brown or squishy these roots should be pruned before repotting your orchid.

Place Your plant in the middle of the new pot,and make sure the bottom leaves are just above the top of the pot.Now add your media around the roots.( Bark,moss or orchid mix. Never potting soil).You may have to stake up the stem of the orchid by placing a bamboo stake into the center of the media until your plant adapts to it’s new home.Now enjoy this amazing plant to it’s fullest.
With so many species of orchids (almost 25,000) we will talk about the most common varietys when it comes to repotting your orchid.These are the Dendrobium and the Phalaenopsis. Both of Wich are Epiphytic type of Orchid.Commonly refered to as air plants. Meaning the roots of the plant are not contained strictly to the potting media. They thrive in Very tropical or humid conditions. The roots are able to absorb the moisture from the air.

Easy way To Orchids Repotting

With so many species of orchids (almost 25,000) we will talk about the most common varietys when it comes to repotting your orchid.These are the Dendrobium and the Phalaenopsis. Both of Wich are Epiphytic type of Orchid.Commonly refered to as air plants. Meaning the roots of the plant are not contained strictly to the potting media. They thrive in Very tropical or humid conditions. The roots are able to absorb the moisture from the air.

These orchids are well adapted to grow indoors as well.These plants pefer a pot they can grow out of. A common mistake is repotting the orchid to soon. Only repot after the roots have extended well over the sides of the container.This could take a year a or more.Do Not repot your orchid while it is in Bloom. They are very delicate and the stress may interupt the bloom time, or cause it to loose it’s blooms.

While clay or wooden containers work fine, try to put them in a pot that has slots or openings on the sides. This allows air to move freely around the roots.Important tip- If your plant is now in a 5″ pot only repot to a 6″ pot. Remember they like to outgrow their container. To small is much better than to large.

Gently remove the orchid careful not to tear the roots.(the roots will sometimes stick to the container. Now is a good time to examine the roots to see the over all health odf your beauty. If you see green at the end of the root it’s very healthy. If the roots are very dry,brown or squishy these roots should be pruned before repotting your orchid.

Place Your plant in the middle of the new pot,and make sure the bottom leaves are just above the top of the pot.Now add your media around the roots.( Bark,moss or orchid mix. Never potting soil).You may have to stake up the stem of the orchid by placing a bamboo stake into the center of the media until your plant adapts to it’s new home.Now enjoy this amazing plant to it’s fullest.

These orchids are well adapted to grow indoors as well.These plants pefer a pot they can grow out of. A common mistake is repotting the orchid to soon. Only repot after the roots have extended well over the sides of the container.This could take a year a or more.Do Not repot your orchid while it is in Bloom. They are very delicate and the stress may interupt the bloom time, or cause it to loose it’s blooms.

Easy way To Orchids Repotting

With so many species of orchids (almost 25,000) we will talk about the most common varietys when it comes to repotting your orchid.These are the Dendrobium and the Phalaenopsis. Both of Wich are Epiphytic type of Orchid.Commonly refered to as air plants. Meaning the roots of the plant are not contained strictly to the potting media. They thrive in Very tropical or humid conditions. The roots are able to absorb the moisture from the air.

These orchids are well adapted to grow indoors as well.These plants pefer a pot they can grow out of. A common mistake is repotting the orchid to soon. Only repot after the roots have extended well over the sides of the container.This could take a year a or more.Do Not repot your orchid while it is in Bloom. They are very delicate and the stress may interupt the bloom time, or cause it to loose it’s blooms.

While clay or wooden containers work fine, try to put them in a pot that has slots or openings on the sides. This allows air to move freely around the roots.Important tip- If your plant is now in a 5″ pot only repot to a 6″ pot. Remember they like to outgrow their container. To small is much better than to large.

Gently remove the orchid careful not to tear the roots.(the roots will sometimes stick to the container. Now is a good time to examine the roots to see the over all health odf your beauty. If you see green at the end of the root it’s very healthy. If the roots are very dry,brown or squishy these roots should be pruned before repotting your orchid.

Place Your plant in the middle of the new pot,and make sure the bottom leaves are just above the top of the pot.Now add your media around the roots.( Bark,moss or orchid mix. Never potting soil).You may have to stake up the stem of the orchid by placing a bamboo stake into the center of the media until your plant adapts to it’s new home.Now enjoy this amazing plant to it’s fullest.

While clay or wooden containers work fine, try to put them in a pot that has slots or openings on the sides. This allows air to move freely around the roots.Important tip- If your plant is now in a 5″ pot only repot to a 6″ pot. Remember they like to outgrow their container. To small is much better than to large.

Gently remove the orchid careful not to tear the roots.(the roots will sometimes stick to the container. Now is a good time to examine the roots to see the over all health odf your beauty. If you see green at the end of the root it’s very healthy. If the roots are very dry,brown or squishy these roots should be pruned before repotting your orchid.

Place Your plant in the middle of the new pot,and make sure the bottom leaves are just above the top of the pot.Now add your media around the roots.( Bark,moss or orchid mix. Never potting soil).You may have to stake up the stem of the orchid by placing a bamboo stake into the center of the media until your plant adapts to it’s new home.Now enjoy this amazing plant to it’s fullest.

Caring for Your Orchids

Caring for Your Orchids

Orchids create some of the most spectacular and intriguing plants in the world, but they can also be among the most awkward plants to tension for. Despite the challenge of maintaining them, orchids have continuing popularity among place enthusiasts, and there are a form of orchids free for both the practiced botanist and the novice orchid hobbyist.

You can maybe find an orchid or two for deal at your home patch foot at an affordable rate, while line shops will transport orchids that are very uncommon and classy. Whatever your balanced of commitment to fostering an orchid, there are a few clothes that you can do to help your works food charming plants.

Orchids are accustomed to cheerful, muggy climates and generally entail loads of light. Whether you are raising your orchid in a greenhouse or precision it in your function, be loyal to want a situation for your orchid where it will be warm lacking drying out. Above all, make trusty that your orchid receives enough sunlight to enable it to flush.

Most orchids hardship a lot of exposure to sunlight, and stoppage to offer enough light will product in an otherwise wholesome place that merely does not bloom. However, the trees of an orchid can become very sensitive to sunlight if they have been in low-light conditions for a prolonged stop of time. Therefore, if you elect that your orchid is not getting enough light, move it little by little to a spot with larger sun to duck injuring the leaves with abrupt overexposure.

When you water your orchid, make sure thoroughly to inundate the soil. Orchids like a humid environment, and allowing the yard to dry out could imperil its strength. An orchid’s soil should also not be too weighty, and there should be good air circulation around the base of the hide.

A certain mixture of orchid-fact nutrients is also essential for a strong orchid, and you can goods a substance called orchid bark to mix into the soil for potting your orchid. While supplying vital nourishment to your orchid, the addition of orchid bark will also increase air circulation through the soil, keeping your orchid stunning.

If you strictly want to appreciate your orchid, you will also have to understand the orchids do not flower all the time. After your orchid has flowered, you will need to problem for the plant until it is arranged to flower again. Once the blooms have dull, you should cut off most of the stem, goodbye at least a creep intact. While you give your orchid adequate nourishment, water and light throughout its growing cycle, it will eventually flower again.

Over time, you may find that you want to inflate your collection of orchids to include more exotic and challenging varieties. Orchid nurseries and sphere shop will have goods specifically planned for the care of orchids, and you will be able to find a lot of opinion to help you care for these amazing plants.

Want to find out about oncidium orchid and ghost orchid? Get tips from the Care Of Orchids website.