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 Allure of orchids      

Don’t be intimidated by the orchid’s beauty; its care is simple.

Caring for orchids is easy. Unlike most flowers, they don’t even require flower food.

carestep1.GIF (120 bytes) Remove the water tube from each orchid stem.
carestep2.GIF (144 bytes) Submerge the entire orchid in a deep container of room-temperature water. After soaking fro 15 to 20 minutes, take a floral knife and--holding each stem under water--slice about 1 inch from the bottom of each stem. Place the blooms in your vase
carestep3.GIF (153 bytes) Keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Recut the stems and change the water every 2 to 3 days.

Reprinted by permission from Floral Retailing magazine.

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