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Recycled Fan "Cage" for Baby Staghorn Fern

By klc
September 14, 2014

I reused an old broken fan to make a sturdy, stylish mounting for my new staghorn simply by removing the motor, separating the halves, and filling with sphagnum and potting soil mix.

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Sep 13, 2014 6:48 PM CST
I have been thinking of getting one and like that idea.
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dave
Sep 13, 2014 8:21 PM CST

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I agree I love clever ideas like this one.
Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 14, 2014 9:19 PM CST
Beautiful idea.
Look forward to the update once it is hanging from chains. Thumbs up
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orchidgal
Sep 20, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Great idea. Maybe a thrift store will have a cheap fan; the one I have
on my patio isn't "old" enough yet!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 20, 2014 7:30 PM CST
klc,
My 'job' for this week is helping to clean trash out from an old mobile home.
Guess what I just spotted in the back bedroom?
Yep, old broken fans! Guess what I will not be tossing into the trash/recycle bins. Thumbs up
Thanks a bunch.
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Name: Kim
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klc
Sep 21, 2014 12:53 PM CST
Awesome Greene!! Please post pictures if you plant them up!! nodding
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 21, 2014 2:44 PM CST
Might be a while. I have to empty about 30 years of accumulated junk to access that back room.
I admit that I am a hoarder, but the person who owns this mobile home would be classified as a 'professional hoarder'. Whistling
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klc
Sep 21, 2014 3:20 PM CST
LOL I hear ya.... my place is a bit "hoard-ie" also!! *Blush*
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying

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