Orchid Care Guide – Top Tips On How To Care For Your Orchid Plant

Orchids are one of the most common types of household plant that people tend to buy. Their beautiful blossoms add a touch of colour and grace to any room. However, many people struggle when it comes to caring for this popular plant. The problem is, most fall prey to the myths surrounding them and more often than not, end up killing their poor orchid before it has a chance to shine. So, we’ve broken down the most frequently asked questions when it comes to caring for orchids so you can become a pro in no time. Watering – How often should you water an orchid? This is the most frequently asked question when it comes to orchid care. The problem is, there is no set answer. How often you water your orchid depends on a number of things such as what conditions the plant is in. But do not despair. There are some simple ways to know just when you should be watering your orchid and when not. Top Tip: The best way to check if your orchid needs watering is to place a finger about an inch into the pot mix and pull it out. If your finger is damp, you can leave watering it for a while longer. If it is completely dry, you are safe to water. First thing to check is what type it is. You can see our most common types that you can buy in the UK. There will usually be a label on the plant when you purchase it to tell you what type it is. Most orchids prefer only a little water though. The best bet, if you are ever uncertain is to check how dry the pot mix is. If it is damp leave it alone. If it is bone dry, then it is safe to water. Don’t worry about leaving your orchid to dry out. The one thing you don’t want to do is over water, that is the number one killer for orchids. In warmer weather, you may need to water more frequently but always check first. What Are The Perfect Conditions For Orchid Flowers? In the wild, orchids naturally tend to grow on trees with their roots exposed. So, they prefer to sit in places where lots of air can get to their roots. This, again, means less watering is needed. Like with most plants and flowers, you want to keep them away from drafts and direct sunlight. Orchids also usually prefer humid climates. This can be difficult to replicate in the home where the air tends to be rather dry. A simple solution to this is to mist the leaves and visible roots to keep the plant moist. Simply use a spray bottle filled with clean water. You can do this up to two times a day depending on where your orchid is situated in your home. The water will evaporate quite quickly especially in warmer weather. If you are worried about over misting, simply check if the leaves and roots […]

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Tinggly Experience Gift Boxes – “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure”

It’s no secret we are big fans of experience gifts. There is nothing more memorable than gifting something they can experience and remember far after the holiday season. If you aren’t completely sure what your recipient has on that growing bucket list, enter, Tinggly — a way for them to “choose-their-own adventure.” With Tinggly, you choose a gift box and your loved ones get to choose from an entire collection of experiences. From a New York craft cocktail experience for 2 to a one night stay in a bubble hotel in France — they have experiences in over 100 locations around the world. Tinggly.com Tinggly is a partner of TheGiftInsider.com

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Creative Care Package Ideas and Printables

Loved ones can be scattered across the globe for a variety of reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be there for them. Send them a thoughtful care package to bring happiness, love and memories all wrapped up in an adorable box. From college kids to military members, these care package ideas are sure to deliver something sweet to your long-distance loved one. We’ve included some unique printables to accompany your care package so you can dress up your gift for any occasion. They include box flap decorations that you can cut to size, fun tags to decorate with and matching stationery to write a heartfelt note. For college students For college students miles away from home, the second best thing to a visit from family is a surprise delivery in the mail. Care packages are a great way to send your love and let your college student know you’re thinking of them. Whether they’re a little homesick or under pressure during finals, these college care package ideas will send a little piece of home to comfort and encourage them. Feeling under the weather Catching a cold in college is hard to shake off, especially without mom there to make you feel better. Send medicine and feel-good items to your college student and let them know it’s okay to take a break to get some rest. Care package ideas: Cold and flu medicine Cough drops Tea Mug Microwavable soup Fuzzy socks Disinfecting wipes Thermometer Band-aids Tissues Hand sanitizer Surviving finals week Between spending hours in the library and attending study reviews after class, finals week causes a lot of stress for college kids. Sending a finals survival kit gives your college student a much-needed boost of energy and motivation to get through the week and finish strong. Care package ideas: Stress ball or fidget spinner Coffee (or a gift card to a coffee shop) Water bottle Healthy snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, mixed nuts or trail mix Study supplies like notecards, highlighters, colored pens and sticky notes Candy and chocolate Chewing gum Stress relief candle Headphones Chapstick Housekeeping supplies Taking care of your own space with limited trips to the grocery store means frequently running out of common household items. Stock up your college student with some items they may forget to pick up and keep on hand. Care package ideas: Laundry detergent pods Clothing hangers Razors Body wash Toothbrushes Q-tips Sunscreen Lotion Scissors Lint roller Stain remover pen    

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