When I asked for blog posts awhile back several of you asked for a post on how I pot my orchids. Now I will be honest I am great at potting them but not great about keeping them alive. Mine usually last about 3 months and die. Any tips are appreciated. However I don’t feel that bad replacing them because at $12 an orchid times 2 that is $24 split into 3 months is $8 a month for fresh flowers, not bad. I always buy my orchids at Trader Joe’s because they are such a good price. You can easily do this arrangement for under $50 and would probably cost $150-200 from a store.
What you will need:
2-3 orchids depending on the size of your bowl
a large pot or bowl (Homegoods is the best spot to find these). I like the idea of this oblong one and it’s only $11.99. I also like this pot as well if you don’t want white. This one is also super cute.
First unwrap your orchids and take them out of ceramic potters but keep in plastic containers. I usually save the ceramic pots for the kids markers or for them to play with.
Next in your bowl layer moss around the bottom. Then create two holes for the orchid’s places. I use paper towels to help the orchids stay in place and not wobble. You can even set the orchids in to place the paper towels around them to make perfect holes. I like mine to be centered. You could also do this arrangement with more orchids if you wanted.
Once you have made the holes and done a thick layer of moss add in the orchids.
You then want to layer more paper towels around the orchids.
Once you have paper towels in and orchids placed and sturdy you will cover everything with another layer of moss til everything is covered and pretty.
Super easy, right? The finished product.
On a non related orchid note these are a few planters I am loving.
Box Planter– Perfect for the front porch.
Geometric Planter– looks like West elm a fraction the cost.
Marble Planter– this is just gorgeous.
Mid Century Planter– Love this one and under $40.
Gold Leg Set– I am obsessed with the gold legs.
Woven Baskets– these would be cute with a fiddle fig in them. Only $12!