Monday, February 14, 2011

1888Orchids.com Review & Giveaway (U.S. Only)

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I have an addiction...  it is orchids.  You think I am kidding I know, but really I am not.  I love them, they are my favorite flower.  I cannot see an orchid for sale at the store and not either a). buy it or b.) think about buying it until my husband tells me to go put it back!  This is my kitchen window if you don't believe me!




The only problem is the stores sell almost all the same orchids.  I don't want the exact same orchid I already have, I want variety!  I was thrilled to find 1888Orchids.com and all the wonderful orchids they have.  I am an orchid lover but I never knew there were so many different kinds of orchids or how many options you really have when wanting to buy an orchid.



I was sent the Dendrobium [(speciosum - gracilicaule) - specio - kingianum to review.  It is beautiful and like no orchid I had ever seen.  Really I didn't even know orchids like this existed.  There are tons of little flowers on every little branch and leaves are different than the orchids I had.  It was such a nice surprise to get one so different than what I would find at the store!  My favorite part about this orchid is the smell....  I know, you are thinking people like orchids for the look not the smell because they really aren't a fragrant flower.  WRONG!  That is what I thought too, before getting this one!  It is sitting in my kitchen window sill and there are some days I can smell it clear up in the office (which is the level above the kitchen and the whole opposite corner of the house).  It is so fragrant I love it.  We have a 2 year old and sometimes I swear all you can smell in my house is diapers, well not anymore!  I have not even turned on my scentsy since I got this flower.  I love how it gets little drops of dew all over it too!  It really is such an amazing and beautiful flower!  You can check it out at the link above or here are a few pictures I took of it!




The Dirty Truth is 1888Orchids.com should be the first place you check when you are looking for an orchid.  I know everyone thinks orchids are hard to grow but this is a MYTH!  Just ask my husband.....  if you give me any house plant he will give it an estimated life span of maybe a week or two :)  Really....  He use to call me Mrs. Black Thumb.  Maybe, that is half the reason I love orchids though is even I can manage to grow them and they are so beautiful.  No matter what kind of orchid you are looking for or what price range you are shopping in 1888orchids.com will have something that fits your wants & needs!  Their customer service is wonderful and the flowers are all quality.  I even got mine with a cute little pot!  They also sent a pamphlet with all the information you need and some pellets of time released fertilizer for the orchid!  This company is one I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 


Want more good news?  Well 1888Orchids is giving one of my readers their beautiful red orchid called Dtps. Taida Salu "Alisan" pictured below!!






TO BUY:  You can go see more orchids than you ever knew existed and buy one for yourrself, someone special in your life, or even for me (ha ha) at www.1888Orchids.com

TO WIN:  One lucky reader will win the Red orchid pictured above - Complete ALL Mandatory entries below and any Optional/Bonus entries you want - Leave a separate comment for each and make sure your e-mail address is in each comment!!!

MANDATORY ENTRIES
  • Follow Dirty Truth Reviews on Google Friend Connect
  • Go to 1888Orchids.comand then comment here with your favorite orchid from their site (and leave a link to it)
 Optional Entries
RULES:  Giveaway ends 3/7/2011 at 11:59 pm- Winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Leave a comment for each entry you complete.  Please leave your email address in your comments so I can contact the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  You must do ALL parts that are mandatory or your comments will be deleted/invalid.  
Disclosure:  I was not paid for this review or giveaway.  I was given the above product to review and all opinions are my own. I am not responsible for the prize being delivered to the winner of the giveaway - I will forward your information to the sponsor whom is responsible for supplying the winner with the prize.

237 comments:

Stephanie February 14, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

My favorite is the Happy Happy Orchid, but they are all so beautiful.
steph4575@msn.com

pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:10 AM  

I like these:
http://www.1888orchids.com/Sabin_Pink_Dendrobium_Orchids_p/888095.htm

2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:11 AM  

I sent you a friend request on fb - Lorrie R

2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:14 AM  

following @1888orchids on twitter - @pinklady705

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Julie D. February 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM  

Here is my favorite:
http://www.1888orchids.com/lady_slipper_orchid_p/t888012.htm
jdawson02 at hotmail dot com

Julie D. February 15, 2011 at 6:29 AM  

I sent you a friend request on Facebook (Jay Dee)
jdawson02 at hotmail dot com

Kimberly February 15, 2011 at 6:51 AM  

I'm a follower. I like this bouquet:
http://www.1888orchids.com/Red_Sonia_Orchids_Purple_Center_California_Calla_p/88056.htm
It reminds me of my bridal bouquet.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

WendyWoo February 15, 2011 at 12:52 PM  

this is my favorite:

http://www.1888orchids.com/Doritaenopsis_Queen_Beer_Red_Sky_p/a02225-2.htm

wendylsorenson@yahoo dot com

Jena Olsen February 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

I follow through GFC and I love the Spring Blaze (http://www.1888orchids.com/product_p/888044.htm) collection!

jenakaye(at)gmail(dot)com

Jena Olsen February 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

I am friends with Ashly/Dirty Truth Reviews on FB.
jenakaye(at)gmail(dot)com

Jena Olsen February 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

I follow 1888Orchids on Twitter (@suhodgepodge)

jenakaye(at)gmail(dot)com

The Browning Bunch February 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

I follow on google friend connect and my favorite is:
http://www.1888orchids.com/Paphiopedilum_delenatii_p/k04669-2.htm

ctrjanae@gmail.com

MikiHope February 16, 2011 at 2:30 AM  

Hi I am a new follower on GFC and Networked blogs!

Michele aka MikiHope
www.MikisHope.com

Amanda February 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

Follower. Red Sonia Orchid and Callas Lillies http://www.1888orchids.com/Red_Sonia_Orchids_Purple_Center_California_Calla_p/88056.htm

Helena February 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

wow! I can see why orchids are your favorites. I love the Brother Sara Gold - http://www.1888orchids.com/Phalaenopsis_Brother_Sara_Gold_F623_p/a04664.htm

Helena February 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

Oh, forgot to say I follow with GFC! (Helena)
I get your RSS Feed with Google Reader!

kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

I follow you on GFC(kellyr78) and I Like the Snow Peach Orchid.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Helena February 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM  

I follow 1888Orchids on twitter @Xocaisgood!
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

Tweeted giveaway
http://twitter.com/Kellywcu/status/38056793653387264

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kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

Tweeted giveaway
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kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM  

Shared giveaway on FB(kelly D)
http://www.facebook.com/kellywcu/posts/201069323239030#!/kellywcu/posts/136232686442188

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kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:08 PM  

Shared giveaway on FB(kelly D)
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Nikki February 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM  

I think the http://www.1888orchids.com/Cymbidium_Dorothy_Stockstill_Forgotten_Fruits_p/val071.htm is beautiful! ngiraldi @ gmail .com

Nikki February 16, 2011 at 6:43 PM  

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/MissOsMom/status/38065799935700992
ngiraldi @gmail . com

Kristen February 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM  

I follow on GFC and my favorite is the Dtps. Queen Bee Mantefon "Red Sky" Orchid:

http://www.1888orchids.com/Dtps_Queen_Bee_Mantefon_Red_Sky_p/00-1005.htm

lisa February 18, 2011 at 7:06 AM  

I follow you GFC..lisa kay
My fav is the:
http://www.1888orchids.com/angraecum_veitchii_p/888071.htm
lmkay630@gmail.com

lisa February 18, 2011 at 7:10 AM  

I sent a friend request on facebook
lisa jorgenson kay
lmkay630@gmail.com

heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:38 AM  

My favorite is the Lovely Lavender Orchid
I also follow via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

Subscribe to Dirty Truth Reviews via RSS feed
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

FRIEND of Ashly At Dirtytruthreviews on FB [Geri Sandoval]
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Follow 1888Orchids on Twitter @Gerisandoval
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Like 1888Orchids on Facebook [Geri Sandoval]
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

#1 - tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/38685530673774592
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

#2 - tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/38685530673774592
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heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

#1 - Post on FB
http://www.facebook.com/heartnsoulcooking/posts/130976200304930
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking February 18, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

#2 - Post on FB
http://www.facebook.com/heartnsoulcooking/posts/130976200304930
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

Tamara B. February 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM  

Public follower GFC
(tamaraben)
I also like their From The eart Orchid
http://www.1888orchids.com/From_the_Heart_Orchid_Potted_Moth_Orchid_p/fromtheheart.htm

tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. February 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

I Like 1888Orchids on Facebook
(Tamara Bennington)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. February 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

#1, Shared on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/tamara.bennington

tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. February 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

#2, Shared on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/tamara.bennington

tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

malinda February 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

I LIKE THIS

http://www.1888orchids.com/Sabin_Pink_Dendrobium_Orchids_p/888095.htm

malmort01 at optonline net

redi2adopt February 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM  

I like their Zygopetalum Arthur Elle "Taida Star" v self
http://www.1888orchids.com/Zygopetalum_Arthur_Elle_p/k07769.htm

heinzmom at hotmail dot com

Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:15 PM  

One of my favorites is Mom's Favorite Little Orchid
http://www.1888orchids.com/product_p/mom005.htm
ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

Entry #1
I shared on Facebook @ncjeepster http://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/182791508429746

ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

Entry #2
I shared on Facebook @ncjeepster http://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/182791508429746

ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

Entry #1
I tweeted about giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/ncjeepster/status/39207646611509248

ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

Entry #2
I tweeted about giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/ncjeepster/status/39207646611509248

ncjeepster@aol.com

mandala February 21, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

GFC follower. My favorite is the
Doritaenopsis Leopard Princess in Basket with Living Sheet Moss and Butterfly (http://www.1888orchids.com/product_p/888036.htm)
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala February 21, 2011 at 8:23 PM  

Following 1888Orchids on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

Amber L. February 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM  

I follow and my favorite is the Fragrant Orchid - Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance"
http://www.1888orchids.com/Fragrant_Orchid_p/00-1023.htm

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. February 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

I'm following you on Twitter @buttonlove

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. February 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

I'm following 1888Orchids on Twitter @buttonlove

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jolene February 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

I like this one- Burr. Living Fire "Glowing Embers"
http://www.1888orchids.com/product_p/a02670.htm

lewalk February 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

I absolutely love flowers but I can't grow them to save my life. I had some aloe vera when I first got married and was told I couldn't kill it. WRONG!!! Lol. It turned purple. Ugh. Soooo I have to resort to buying them which isn't as good as picking them from my own yard. Thanks for this chance.

I adore the Black Lady Slipper Orchid in Black Planter w/Black Bamboo Stem Support and the Red Orchid in Basket - Dtps. Taida Salu "Alisan". It just wasn't possible for me to choose between those two. Lol.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk February 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/40657798383534080

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angel Jacklyn March 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

FOLLOW YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" & LOVE THE "Red Sonia Orchid Flowers & California Callas Lilies" THEY CARRY kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn March 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

1/SHARED THIS GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK AS ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kytah00/posts/101083403307044

kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn March 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

2/SHARED THIS GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK AS ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kytah00/posts/101083403307044

kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn March 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

1/TWEETED THIS GIVEAWAY @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/43011643512324096

Angel Jacklyn March 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

2/TWEETED THIS GIVEAWAY @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/43011643512324096

Kandice March 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

http://www.1888orchids.com/Doritaenopsis_Jiuhboa_Queen_Diamond_p/a04664-2.htm
Queen Diamond Orchid!! Gorge!!!

kandi_y@msn.com

Cayman March 4, 2011 at 4:59 AM  

This is my favorite

http://www.1888orchids.com/Long_Stem_Bombay_Dendrobium_Orchids_p/val056.htm

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

I follow you with GFC (staciefrost). I really like the Gold Butterfly Orchid! I love orchids, too!! Thanks for entering me!
http://www.1888orchids.com/product_p/888042.htm

Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

I follow you with Google Reader. Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

I already follow you on Twitter (@savingmama42). Thanks for entering me!!!
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

I like 1888Orchids on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

I follow 1888orchids on twitter (@savingmama42). Thanks for entering me! :o)
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

I entered the ShaToBu giveaway! Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

I tweeted about this giveaway! Thanks for entering me!
http://twitter.com/#!/savingmama42/status/43790712868839425
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com
#1

Saving Mama March 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

I tweeted about this giveaway! Thanks for entering me!
http://twitter.com/#!/savingmama42/status/43790712868839425
Stacie
savingmama at live dot com
#2

amber gi March 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM  

http://www.1888orchids.com/Slipper_Orchid_p/888073.htm
so pretty!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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