All Things Gardening forum: unusal mount and rare variety of staghorn fern

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 28, 2012 12:35 PM CST
I wish I had a better camera to show the details of this unusual mount. What's hard to see and appreciate is the knife-edges along the entire upper rim and side openings. This is (probably) what's left of a small stump that was in bottom-land for decades. I have no clue as to the variety of tree. This mount has been sealed inside and out with a 2-part epoxy, not only enhancing the colors and textures but also preserving the wood for many decades. The final pics are of an unusual Staghorn Fern, Playcerium 'Mickey's Rainbow', sitting in the top of the stump. The mount measures approximately 9"x16". Click on pics for best view. Ken


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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Nov 29, 2012 8:47 PM CST
very beautiful!
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mcash70
Nov 30, 2012 12:31 PM CST
I agree it's beautiful!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 3, 2012 8:37 PM CST
Very interesting Ken. Does it have soil, or just moss that the fern is growing in?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Dec 4, 2012 9:33 PM CST
No soil, just a large, handful of sphagnum moss. Staghorns are air-plants. Elkhorns are terrestrial.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 4, 2012 11:28 PM CST
Thumbs up Thank you Ken.

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