Flowering Facts About Orchids

orchid pic 2In ancient European times orchid roots were used as aphrodisiacs.

Many orchids are able to impact their surrounding environment by doing such things as changing their scent to entice insects.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts About Orchids

orchid pic1The largest orchid species in the world, known as Grammatophyllum Speciosum, can grow up to 25 feet tall and can hold 100 or more blooms.

Today many orchid species are being threatened by extinction.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.
Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts About Orchids

orchid picIn 1856 the first man-made hybrid orchid was created.

Orchids come in a variety of colors, such as purple, green, even red and brown. There are even a few fragrant orchids, some that can smell as delicious as vanilla or chocolate.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts About Orchids

dendrobium orchidsThe first orchid introduced from the western hemisphere to Europe was the vanilla orchid, reaching Spain in 1515.

With between 20,000 and 30,000 species, orchids are the largest family of blooming plants in the world.

 Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.
Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Care & Facts About Your Orchids

oncidiumOncidium Orchid Plant

Temperature: can flourish in temperatures between 60° and 85°
Light: indirect, bright light
Water: soil to moderately dry between watering

Re-potting: carefully remove the plant from its original pot and loosen the root mass. With your fingers, remove the old potting media. Cut off any old bloom spikes and any dry, shriveled roots. Choose a pot for the plant that will allow for two years growth. In the bottom of your new pot add drainage material, such as pieces of a broken clay pot or styro peanuts. Place your orchid in the new pot with the oldest part of the plant touching the side of the pot. Add your potting media, stop at about 1/2 inch from the rim.

Interesting Fact: Oncidiums have been nicknamed, “Dancing Ladies” or “Dancing Dolls” because the long bloom sprays resemble groups of ballet dancers.

james storyJames’ Story Orchid Plant

Temperature: can flourish in temperatures between 60° and 90°
Light: indirect, bright light
Water: water frequently, keep soil evenly moist

Re-potting: take the plant out of its pot and remove the old    potting media, as well as any dead roots. Choose a pot that will allow for two years of growth. Place your orchid in its new pot with potting media, stopping just about 1/2 inch from the rim.

Interesting Fact: James’ Story orchids are the most popular orchid breed for wedding    bouquets and centerpieces.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care & Facts About Your Orchids

cattleyaCattleya Orchid Plant

Temperature: can flourish in temperatures between 60° and 90°
Light: indirect, bright light
Water: keep evenly moist, avoid wet foliage

Re-potting: remove your orchid from its pot and be sure to use a new pot that will allow about two years growth. Add broken clay pieces or styro peanuts for drainage to the bottom of the new pot. Place the oldest part of the plant against the side of the pot. Fill the pot with new potting media, being careful not to damage the root tips, to 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch below the rim. To promote your plant’s growth, make sure the orchid is secure in its pot.

Interesting Fact: Cattleyas have earned the title of “queen” of all orchids species

vandaVanda Orchid Plant

Temperature: can flourish in temperatures        between 60° and 90°
Light: indirect, bright light
Water: water at the roots daily

Re-potting: remove all the old flower spikes, as well as any dead roots. Place your orchid in its new pot with a coarse     potting media of your choice or Vandas can also happily grow  in basket a basket without any potting media, but this will require more watering.

Interesting Fact: some wild Vanda orchid species, including the blue Vanda, are            considered endangered and it is prohibited worldwide to export them.

 

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Orchid Celebration from Sat 1/12 – Sat 1/19 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Orchid Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut orchid stems or orchid plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for the Perfect Valentines Gift?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s at the Davie and Boca Raton Flower Markets!  Take a look at some of our Valentine’s décor around the stores!  We have beautiful red and pink Valentine vases.   Heart picks and teddy bears to accent your arrangements.  This time of year Field of Flowers is filled with lots of hearts and love!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

The Guy’s Guide to Buying Flowers at Valentine’s Day

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  1. Don’t forget!   Valentine’s Day is always on February 14th.  This year that falls on Tuesday.  Here’s a little memory trick…it’s 9 days after Super Bowl Sunday.  Put a reminder in your smart phone now!  Even easier…pay attention to the Super Bowl ads and notice the one featuring supermodel Adriana Lima.  I know you can do that!  It will be touting the services of one of the big, national marketers of flowers.  That will remind you to order flowers for your sweetheart.  Extra credit…when Adriana comes on, turn to your wife or sweetheart and say “hey, she looks kind of like you, but not as pretty”.
  2. Don’t order from the big, national marketer of flowers.   They are middlemen, so be strong and ignore the entreaties of Adriana.   You’ll get better, more personal service and lower prices from your local florist.
  3. Don’t send flowers in a box.  Another reason to buy from your local florist is so you can send a professionally designed arrangement in a vase.  The national marketer/middlemen may offer you flowers that will be sent overnight; but they will arrive in a box.  If your valentine loves to arrange her own flowers, and has the time and vase to do it, that’s fine.  But she’ll probably want her flowers to arrive ready enjoy.  And when you add all the extra charges when you send flowers in a box, you may not even save much money.
  4. Order early!  It also may save you some serious money, as many florists will increase prices prior to the holiday.   Other reasons… you may be able to secure a better delivery time, stores and phone lines won’t be as crowded.
  5. Have the flowers delivered early.  This may save you money on the delivery charge, and also get you the kind of recognition you want.  Florists will be swamped on Tuesday the 14th.  Your flowers will be the center of attention if you send it to her home on Saturday or Sunday, setting the mood for a romantic weekend, or to the office on Monday.  Florists deliver flowers in bud stage.  They generally open over 5 days or more, so they’ll be at their peak on the 14th.
  6. Consider colors other than red…  Red and white are certainly not the only romantic colors.  Show some style and creativity.  With roses in particular, there are many gorgeous varieties and colors.  Let your florist pick the nicest, freshest available.
  7. Consider products other than roses…  How about orchids flowers or an orchid plant?  Throw around terms “Phalaenopsis” and “dendrobium” and you’ll get instant respect.  Spring flowers like tulips, freesia and hyacinth are also abundant and beautiful this time of year.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Special Events – Orchid Celebration Kicks Off Tomorrow…Sat, Jan 21

Free demonstrations, orchids on sale at Field of Flowers. Unique varieties and colors of orchids, blue Phalaenopsis, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, and Miami Florida florists.

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

3 Simple Ways to Add Orchids to Your Life

Orchids are a favorite flower of many and it is no wonder why — they have a simple yet undeniable elegance and come in an abundance of colors, shapes, and forms. Here are a few simple ways to add orchids to your life…

1. From simple to elaborate centerpieces – Orchids add a beautiful touch for any occasion. Here are some examples…

In the photo at the top of this post, a simple and elegant look is created by taking a single stem Green Cymbidium Orchid cut to a shorter length, adding a little bit of bear grass and placing them in small square cube for a very simple and elegant look. Use just one, or line up a few of these simple arrangements for more impact.

For a more dramatic centerpiece you can use the yellow Oncidium orchids shown here with fresh cut lemons in large square glass cubes. This photo show three cube vases lined up against each other and the yellow orchids with yellow lemons adds pizzazz and a very fresh spirit. The same idea could use limes, oranges, or other fruits. Mix and match colors to match your setting.

Simply elegant dendrobium orchids from www.fieldofflowers.com

Or…use colorful floral foam to add simple distinction to a bunch of fresh cut orchid stems. Use can use complementary or contrasting colors, bright or mellow, to set the right tone and mood. Add further style with a thin ribbon wrapped around the floral foam.

2.  Wear orchids – For an elegant up-do, you can take a few white Cymbidium blooms and pin them in your hair. They are an eye catching add on to any look. With the vast selection of different orchids and colors, the options are endless.

3. Orchids can be used in various ways to help decorate any party scene, from a wedding to a dinner party.

Above, a few green and purple Dendrobium Orchid stems with a purple ribbon accenting a rustic chair, perfect for a splash of color.

A dinner party place setting becomes complete with a vibrant green Cymbidum bloom to welcome  guests. If green isn’t your color, then choose from various other bright and welcoming shades.

Interested in Orchids? Join us for our Orchid Celebration, Saturday January 21st through Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at Field of Flowers in Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, and Miami, FL.  All orchids — plants, fresh cut stems, and orchid flower arrangements will be 20% off. Special events and demonstrations both Saturdays. Check here for updated schedule.

You may also be interested in reading this recent post, Flowering Facts: Orchids…25,000 different varieties in this vast plant family!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL …with over 100 varieties of fresh cut flowers in stock every day including a complete selection of Orchid plants, fresh cut Orchid  flowers, flower arrangement, and floral supplies. Everything you need to add orchids to your life. In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.