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AMY MCLAUGHLIN FLOWERS
FLOWER AND PLANT CARE
CARING FOR YOUR VASED FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
When you receive one of our floral arrangements, you can rest easily knowing that our blooms are absolutely as fresh as can be! We also process all of our flowers using a treatment solution which makes them last longer and less prone to bacteria in the water.
Regardless, their longevity largely depends on how they are treated pot-delivery.
Make sure the container your flowers come in is always full of fresh, clean water. Pay close attention to the water level both upon receipt and daily thereafter. All stems must be fully submerged and water can spill out in transport or there are some varieties of blooms that are "big drinkers"!
Every couple of days, if you wish...
Re-cutting the stems at a 45° angle one or two inches from the bottom will reopen the seal from their last cut, helping your blooms soak up every last drop. Flowers like to play it cool, so set the thermostat between a pleasant 65 to 72 degrees F but make sure they never freeze...don't forget them in the car in colder months. Let them bask in the sunlight from a distance, and don't make their home a spot near vents, appliances, or electronics like TVs and computers.
CARING FOR YOUR ORCHID PLANT
When it comes to light, orchids fall into two camps. Ascocenda, Cattleya, Dendrobium, Oncidium and Vanda are fans of bright, indirect light, while Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis and Miltonia prefer the shade. Keep the bottom of your orchid's container dry by watering about every 10 days. Provide adequate air circulation and offer them a boost with a liquid fertilizer according to the label on the bottle, usually once or twice a month. And don't add soil to your orchid's container; most are epiphytes---they get their moisture and nutrients from the air, bark and moss near their roots. Let them put down roots in a bed of rocks, moss, or bark, the way nature intended.