Add Orchids to Your Christmas Decor

phalaenopsis

When you think of Christmas flowers, chances are poinsettias are the first one to come to mind. It used to be they came in either red or white, but now they are available in pink, blue, lavender—a variety of colors, and adorned with glitter. Other traditional holiday flowers include Christmas Cactuses with their beautiful pink blooms and amaryllis that come in cheerful reds, pinks, whites, and stripes. If you’re looking for a last minute gift, many are on sale right now.

 

Christmas decor

Actually, it was a great sale that led me to purchase my favorite Christmas flower of 2014: an orchid. I happened to be at a Home Depot a couple of weeks ago and found phalaenopsis orchids for $5 each. I used great self-restraint and bought only two. At first thought, orchids and Christmas don’t seem to mix. But I believe beautiful flowers of any variety will accent any occasion or season.

white phalaenopsis

 

purple phalaenopsis
If you have some orchids on sale in your area, don’t wait to buy them until after the holidays because they don’t seem “Christmasy.” Perhaps a flower that stops us in our tracks is just what we need during the Christmas rush.

christmas orchids

May the peace of Christmas be in your hearts and homes.

 

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2 thoughts on “Add Orchids to Your Christmas Decor

  1. Do you know how to get these to bloom again? I received one as a Mother’s Day gift in 2013 and have kept it alive, but no blooms since the original ones.

  2. Hi Laurel. What a sweet Mother’s Day gift! Unfortunately, I’m new to orchids. But because I don’t know anything about them, I’m going to do some research about their care and will post it on my blog soon. Here is a link to the American Orchid Society: https://www.aos.org/ They have a lot of good info that I’m trying to absorb. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

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