Mid-South Gardening forum: wood mounts for staghorn ferns, elkhorn ferns, tillandsias, and orchids

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
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Nov 27, 2012 4:01 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
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