How-To Guide for Mounting Epiphytes: Got to give it a try

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How-To Guide for Mounting Epiphytes

By drdawg
January 10, 2015

Lots of people grow epiphytic plants, but most of them are grown in pots, simply because that's the way we are used to growing houseplants. However, that is not the way most of these plants grow in nature. Though they might grow on rocky outcrops or even electrical and/or telephone wires, the vast majority will be found growing in trees. Why not mount some of your epiphytes, so that they grow the way they do in nature?

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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Jan 10, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Great article Ken. I have printed the article and will look around for materials. And I know from whom I can order the ferns. Hilarious!
Thank You!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 10, 2015 11:24 AM CST
That will give you a great reason to go out and explore, Mary. I bet you can find some really good wood for mounts (driftwood, perhaps?). Yep, you know where to go to get those staghorn ferns, or whatever other epiphyte you might like to mount. I am always just a "click" away! Thumbs up
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 10, 2015 12:27 PM CST
I agree Thank You!
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