Orchids Guide For New Growers

Who Needs an Orchids Guide?

Many people love the look and smell of flowers but have a hard time growing them. They want to have a house, garden or lawn full of various blooms but don’t know the first thing about the ones they choose. Several of the blooming flowers are temperamental and are very unforgiving when it comes to over or under watering them, too much sunlight or not enough food and humidity. An Orchids guide can be helpful to someone is interested in this type of flower to grow a beautiful flowering plant that might last a long while if properly cared for.

Orchids Info

There are many different kinds of blooming flowers in this category of foliage and some are a bit hardier then others. These are the ones that will tolerate someone new to the growing world of these beautiful flowers and their delicate yet regimented schedule of light and water in order for them to behave properly. There is also the issue of humidity that one must address when growing this type of blooming plant.

Lighting

These specific flowers are ‘slaves’ to the light. The amount of light they receive will greatly determine the size and shape of a bloom, if there is going to be a bloom at all. Plants are famous for taking sunlight or any light they get and turning it into an energy source for reproduction and survival. Blooms are the way a plant reproduces and these particular flowers seem to need just the right amount of light. Not too much light and not only a little bit of light but a ‘medium’ amount of light will help to coax a bloom from its long stems.

Humidity

In order to have nice, healthy foliage, all plants need humidity; however this particular type of plant needs a certain amount of humidity. Simply put, the humidity is the amount of water or moisture ‘hanging’ in the air. The soil that surrounds the roots of a plant will also hold some humidity. When growing these types of blooms, there are a couple of things one can do to bring about the right amount of humidity for their optimum growth.

To create a microclimate for these blooms, try grouping them together in a big elevated tray. These types of flowering plants do need air circulation; therefore it is important that when grouping them together for the humidity effect, not to place them too close together. In the trays, place several scoops of pebbles and enough water to cover the pebbles. The evaporation of the water around the plants will create a microclimate of humidity for them to bloom. However, do not allow the plant pots to touch the water because too much water will damage the delicate roots of these beautiful blooms.

Since these blooming plants thrive on the right amount of humidity in the air, another way to create a mini-humid climate for them is to mist the air around them. Do this in the early morning and not in the afternoons or evenings when the cooler temperatures might lead to diseases and rotting. By misting the air around these delicate and temperamental flowers, it allows for the evaporation process to take place and create the amount of humidity in the air they need to spring forth a beautiful bloom.

Watering

Similar to a cactus, these blooming plants can retain water or use up enough from the humidity. The key to watering these beautiful plants is to do it sparingly and even then, not as much as one might think. Be sure to thoroughly soak the plant without getting the blooms wet and then allow the soil to almost dry before watering it again. Once a week should be sufficient water, depending on their environment or the amount of humidity and the type of plant one is caring for.

Orchids Guide

An individual could find several of the Orchids guide booklets or articles online, at the library or their local florist shop. Everyone has a slightly different way of growing these particular blooming plants and one should find what works best for them and their environment. Plants are similar to any living thing and some say they have their own ‘personality’ and will want various things in order to bloom for a person. This is the beauty of growing such a plant, finding out just what works.

5 Money Saving Beauty Tips

We all know that times are tough at the moment and it’s important to save money where we can. Celebrity Make Up Artist, Sara Hill, gives her top 5 tips below for saving some money on beauty products and making them last that little but longer.

1. Keep your nail polish in the fridge to stop it going cloggy. If it is already cloggy, put a little nail polish remover into your nail polish jar and shake well to thin out the texture.

2. Have a Makeup Swapping Party with your friends! Its a way to get rid of those unwanted lipsticks you’ve only worn once, simply scrape off the end of the lipstick with a knife or dip it in alcohol to sterilise and if you have any eye shadows or powders you want to swap just wipe over the surface with tissue to clean. You then get some new make up to try out for free!

3. If you drop your pressed powder or bronzer powder by accident, don’t throw it away. Place the loose powder onto a tissue and then gently with the back of a spoon ground down to a fine powder and put in a small empty jar and use as a loose powder instead.

4. Mascara is a breeding ground for germs. Be sure to replace it every three months, however don’t throw away the brush. Wash it with shampoo and now use it as a brow/ lash grooming brush.

5. Save Money as you don’t have to buy a separate cream blush. I sometimes use my lipstick instead and blend a little on my cheeks with my finger tips and set with translucent powder, it also means the tones match beautifully.

An Essential Guide For Women’s Health and Beauty Reviewed

Ann Sandretto from the United States has a long history in dealing with women and their health and beauty matters, in particular all-natural beauty products and the changes that occur during the lifespan of a woman.

At present she is Director of Marketing for International Health Distribution, and she recently became the number one Expert Author to BizyMoms.

Ann is a contributing author to an on-line guide called Must Know Answers, Secrets, and Tips on Women`s Health and Beauty.

Rather a long title, but this book contains a mountain of useful and practical information for women everywhere.

The first 40 pages deal with hormones, what they are, how they work, and how to deal with the effects of changes in hormone balance as the body changes with age.

For example, page 18 gives details of strategies to get relief from problems caused by the menopause.

The subjects are covered in detail, but without getting bogged down in medical jargon and terminology, and make for easy, understandable reading.

The links between beauty and nutrition are then covered in the next section.

Do you know, for example, what are the 5 food secrets for beautiful skin, or the 8 food secrets for healthy skin?

Ann, in her guide, will disclose to you the most important health and beauty secrets that you need to know.

There are sections dealing with skin care, fingernails, face cleanser, and acne.

Aromatherapy, weight loss, and supplements are covered too.

Cholesterol is explained, again in easy to understand language, as is Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and MS.

What is the number one secret to deal with dry skin? All is revealed in the guide.

Black Cohosh, ever heard of it, you will.

Find out about Germanium, one of the most dynamic new discoveries for optimum nutritional health.

Diabetes, headaches, eczema, anorexia, the list goes on, covering virtually all of the problems that your body might be subjected to.

This book should be your first reference point for your medical problems, and also the place to get those lesser known beauty tips.

With over 300 pages this is a veritable gold mine of information, and as it is not advice from a company who are trying to push their own products, you can be sure that the advice and tips given are genuine and unbiased.

Beauty Diploma – How to Choose the Best Study Guide

A Beauty Diploma provides the necessary skills and confidence needed by a student to begin their career in this exciting industry.

A lot of work is needed in order to gain your Beauty Diploma and having a good study guide is an essential tool to have.

The student’s ultimate goal is to do well in their exams at the end of each year. A good beauty resource will help them achieve this.

To classify a study guide as good it should contain the following;

1. Relevant, up to date information
The Beauty industry is advancing all the time and colleges are always updating their syllabus to reflect this. You must make sure that your study guide contains information based on the current syllabus of the examining body you are studying with, for example, ITEC, CIBTAC, VTCT, CIDESCO, BABTAC, NVQ etc.

2. Questions for revision purposes
Having a bank of questions based on the Beauty Diploma is a vital aspect of any student’s studies. Most awarding bodies exam papers are in the format of multiple choice questions and as a result these are the best type of questions to use when revising.

3. Quizzes & Puzzles
Completing quizzes and puzzles is an excellent way for students to learn. Not only are they fun to do but they are designed to get the student’s brain working and motivate them to study. They should be repeated continuously until the student can finish them without having to refer to their notes.

Having a good study guide when completing your Beauty Diploma, can be the difference between a pass and a fail. It is vital that your guide contains all of the above.