All the plants shown in this post prefer fast draining sandy soil. We wanted to try another option, Hypertufa.
This project is a way to mount orchids using a frame, hardware cloth and coconut fiber. The frame we will be using is metal and was once part of a product display in a retail store. Any other type of frame would also work for this project.
Since most people have an Ox Yoke or two hanging around the house, but are all out of Oxen
“One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.” -Albert Pike The first thing we’re going to say is, it’s a “terrarium,” not a “terranium.”
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” -Bruce Lee We think you’ll like this idea if you’re into that rough Robinson Crusoe style. It’s a no frills, all natural, simple idea, but as you know, that’s kind of our thing.
“Nature does nothing in vain.” – Aristotle We were at a local nursery and found an nice selection of Staghorn Ferns including some that were mounted on cedar orchid baskets. Actually, most were mounted and were at least three times the price of the non-mounted ferns. To save money we decided to mount our own […]
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson The inspiration for this project came from wanting something nicer to display the orchid on instead of the plastic basket the orchid was sold in… Not exactly attractive. This is what we came up with…