Orchids forum: wood mounts for staghorn ferns, elkhorn ferns, tillandsias, and orchids

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 27, 2012 4:00 PM CST
This is a little off the beaten track, but here are some examples of the wood mounts I use for my tropicals. Often the mounts are the focal spot rather than the plants. These mounts are approximately 14" x 20" and I have some smaller and some larger, but most are of cedar, cypress, oak, pine and a few Gulf of Mexico driftwoods of some other exotic wood.

I use a 2-part epoxy to seal one surface and the epoxy really makes the wood color and grain "pop". The cured epoxy also seals the surface from UV and moisture for decades.

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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Evanston, IL (Zone 4b)
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Dmoor
Dec 5, 2012 5:14 PM CST
These are really nice. Thanks for sharing them.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Dec 5, 2012 9:27 PM CST
Thanks, Dmoor. Over the past year I have seen plant lover's complain about the drab mounts they see sold in high-end nurseries at inflated prices. I know that there is no way commercial businesses will sell my type of mounts. They are simply too time-consuming and expensive for them to sell. Thus, they continue to sell cheap "imitations" of mounts, those that they can make a huge profit from. Since I am a hobbiest and take great delight in creating mounts that truly "pop", I continue the wood-mount cottage industry. Many of my mounted plants, most staghorn ferns, are displayed from walls or ceilings, primarily for the beauty of the mount, not the plant.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

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