Containers forum: Trying something new

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 25, 2013 12:13 PM CST
I found a bag of this potting stuff at my local nursery for 1.00. It said for Orchids and Bromalaids. The original price on the bag was crazy high.

Osmunda Fibre.
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I have this bird house that does not have a bottom drain hole but notice it has a big hole in the front.

Anyway I am trying it with cheap plants and see what happens.


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gingin
Sep 25, 2013 1:09 PM CST
Looks pretty Thumbs up
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2013 1:45 PM CST

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Cinta that is so cute, and will look wonderful indoors for the winter. That type of plant should love the Osmunda Fiber, since it is for orchids, should do well for these.
Will be interesting to see them at the end of winter. Thumbs up
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Cinta
Sep 26, 2013 10:02 AM CST
valleylynn said:Cinta that is so cute, and will look wonderful indoors for the winter. That type of plant should love the Osmunda Fiber, since it is for orchids, should do well for these.
Will be interesting to see them at the end of winter. Thumbs up


Thank you. Yes I am hoping to have a pretty interesting Sun Room this winter. It will make me happy all winter.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 26, 2013 10:32 AM CST

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I agree It would make me happy. Green Grin!
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 26, 2013 10:33 AM CST
That is so cool Cinta!

The little Starfish or Earth Star Brom's are on of my favorite plants too. (Cryptanthus bivittatus) I've been growing them for years, and they are so multi tasking;...from miniature gardens to cool tropical plantings along with many succulents that have the same needs. I feel they have been far to overlooked for what they have to offer... (-: }.

I love the planter, and those little guys absolutley thrive in Orchid type mediums like Pine bark fines with a little course sand and a small dash of peat moss added too.
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Cinta
Sep 26, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Thanks David. I threw a little soil on top. This stuff is really course so I did not know if it was good to hold any moisture.

Jason12
Sep 26, 2013 10:55 PM CST
Well I like your container design because its looking very beautiful and perfect fir keeping inside the home, like living room, or kitchen. and those flowers are also looking great.
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 27, 2013 2:41 AM CST
I have no doubts they will love the osmunda fiber too Cinta. Smiling
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Christine
Oct 1, 2013 4:30 AM CST
Very pretty Green Grin!
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goldfinch4
Oct 2, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Cinta, such a cute little planter! Hurray! It's so colorful and cheerful.

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valleylynn
Oct 2, 2013 12:33 PM CST

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Hi Jason, and a great big Welcome! to ATP.
Would love to see some of your containers. Hurray!
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AR
Dec 12, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Great Job Hurray! I love finding a bargin and making something that looks like a million Thumbs up I don't have any bromolaids but this is making me think I need some Big Grin Opps I do have a couple of pineapple plants I started last summer.
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