I posted last year about Home Depot's Garden Club. If you are a not a member, you should be. (And no, I'm not getting paid to say that although if Home Depot wants to send me free stuff, I am a loyal customer, hint, hint.) If you join the Garden Club, they send out wonderful coupons and newsletters every month. Some of these coupons include buy one get one free plants. The latest newsletter included a buy one, get one free housplant. The coupon before that was for a buy one, get one free orchid.
Since the bouquet I bought a few weeks ago was wilting away and spring is still too far away, I went ahead and picked up two of the orchids for $15 total. Right now I have one in the living room and one in my craft room. Doesn't it look just perfect on the mantel? (And more importantly it's mostly out of reach of the pets.)
I'm hoping these things stay alive. I don't have the best track record for plants, but the instructions say to just add three ice cubes a week. I can handle simple directions like that. The tag even gives a link to the website for more tips for people like me who have a black thumb instead of a green one.
I did a little rearranging of mantel accessories to balance everything out with the tall orchid. I just love how elegant the flowers look. Please stay alive pretty, little orchid. I am rooting for you! (Sorry for the bad pun.)
If you aren't a member of the Garden club, head on over the Home Depot website and sign up here.