I may know how to cook and sew but one thing is 100% true and that is I know nothing about gardening. Wake up and talk to plants in the morning? I can barely remember to water them! I’m too busy worrying about my dog’s watering cup being filled …
Anyway recently I saw t his cinderblock and felt the need to place some orchids in them. Does it work? Yes. But just like anything else you need to remember water it. 99% of the time the reason why my orchids die is because there’s too much sun exposure or I’ve forgotten to water it. With this method I tried everything from watering the dirt, the cinderblock, and even placing ice on top of the concrete. They lasted quite long…but you should still do your research on google and find out as much as you can.
So anyway why did I place some ice on top of the concrete? On my instagram account the minute I posted this photo there was a whole thread consisting of conversation between professional florists and women who had tried watering their orchids too. Of course having slung tons of content before, I made sure to say, “….you know, I’m never sure, I tried it this way, but we can talk about it…” I think this is so important. I hate this idea of one person overlooking an entire brand or lifestyle or “way to live” as a standard. I am 100% sure from my blogging experience that there is always someone out there to prove you wrong. Always.
Anyways, all I did here was transfer the entire plant into the cinderblocks. The ice works just fine, as it melts naturally into the stone. I placed a towel under the dirt so that the water doesn’t seep into the surface. Orchids are challenging to keep at home, keep alive that is. This easily works with other flowers … Or I’d assume so.