Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Sunday Best

I finally did it,
I purchased an Orchid!
 
A "just add ice" Orchid...have you ever heard of them?
 
Don't you just adore the color?
 
So here's the scoop.
Caring for a "just add ice" Orchid is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3!
 
1. Water with 3 ice cubes, once per week.
2. Place in a bright, well lit location, avoiding direct sunlight.
3. 65 - 85 degrees, locate away from drafts.
 
I purchased this baby on October 26, 2012, for 18 buck-a-roos,
in my local Stop N Shop.
I "ice" her on Sundays and she looks quite stunning.
 
So far so good!!
 
Sharing today with Nancy at A Rural Journal
for Your Sunday Best

Pictures taken 10/26/2012
 

32 comments:

Beth said...

The orchid is beautiful!

✿ chica said...

Tenho sempre aqui em casa.Elas nascem e renascem.E eu a ficar feliz ,cada vez! beijos,chica

S. Etole said...

I have a friend who is trying this. Your photos are splendid.

DeniseinVA said...

That is so interesting, never heard of 3 ice orchids before. It's gorgeous! I haven't jumped in buying one yet. You'll have to let me know how you do with yours.

TexWisGirl said...

shoulda known she'd be PURPLE! :)

have you named her? besides 'just add ice', that is...

Adrienne said...

hmmm...even I could do that! might have to give this a try!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

She is a beauty. I just wonder why you would get a purple one.This said with a grin on my face.:)

Andee said...

It is so pretty! I want one.

Buttons said...

They are truly beautiful my best friend has them I would be afraid to kill it. Love the colour. Hugs B

Sharon M said...

It's very pretty. I have never had luck with orchids.

Miss Debbie said...

Never heard of one (the ice part) but it is beautiful!

Brian King said...

That's gorgeous, Debbie! Really nice!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, your orchid is beautiful. And I love the color purple too. Have a great evening!

grammie g said...

Hi Debbie..Hmmm lets see..Nope...can't understand why you took purple ; )...The ice trick is new to me..hope it does the
trick : )!!
Gorgeous
Grace

Saun said...

My son got me one well I killed it whoops...

Saun said...

I just read Texwisgirl's comment made me laugh "just add ice" lol

Muffy's Marks said...

It is a beautiful plant...love the color. Good luck with it.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous "Purple" orchid!
Maybe I could even grow one if all I had to do was add ice.

Bonnie K said...

Lucky you. Mine always die. It is a beauty.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Just simply beautiful! I learn something new everyday as I didn't know about the ice.

flyawayhomebook.com said...

Beautiful

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I LOVE it! So pretty. May it have a long life :-)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Yes my daughter got one as a gift! Very pretty good luck with it!

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh Debbie welcome you very beautiful.
Wprowdziłaś much fun tropical flowers.
Your orchids are perfectly
Have a nice day

Łucja-Maria said...

Debbie, have you given me a lot of happiness!!!!

Ida said...

That is a gorgeous orchid. I've never heard of using ice cubes to water them though, how interesting.

Nancy Claeys said...

After mine bloomed, they've been rather lackluster. I'm hoping Spring brings some blooms. Love the color -- so unlike you Debbie! :)

marijke said...

What a beautiful orchid you have. I never heard of the icecubes before. I am told orchids need water of roomtemperature. Mine are having a bath in a bucket of rainwater once a week.
I wish you a lot of luck with your new beauty if you treat them well they reward you with flowers al trough the year.
Big hugs

Susan said...

Wow, that is a beautiful flower!

Marissa said...

That is a beauty! I've never been brave enough to try keeping an orchid - I had no self confidence that I could keep it alive. :)

Ellie said...

Wow Debbie, that is a cracker. It is such a lovely colour.
I've never heard of a flower that you feed with ice. Long may she last for you :))

LeAnn said...

Just beautiful! I wonder if I could manage to not kill one of these beautiful orchids. I think I could remember the ice cubes.
Blessings!