Orchids forum: Homemade orchid pot

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Oct 25, 2015 6:59 PM CST
I just finished making a orchid pot for my "clearance sale" plalaenopsis. I put a thin layer of moss around the chicken wire to keep the bark from falling out.I'll keep an eye on it to make sure it gets good air flow.
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Name: Mary N
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Chattycathy
Oct 27, 2015 6:17 AM CST
I like it! It's going to look amazing when it blooms in that planter. Post a pic when it does. Hurray!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 27, 2015 6:36 AM CST
That's a neat repurposing of that bark, Heath. Thumbs up
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 27, 2015 9:48 AM CST
I agree What a great idea, and a good eye for seeing the potential of this bark! Love it! I've got a good amount of chicken wire left over from a "moss pole" that I had made for a Pothos. Hmmm, you've got me thinking now!!! Thank You! for sharing this!

Looking forward to more pics as it fills in and blooms! Thumbs up
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Oct 27, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Thanks. I thought it turned out really nice.
But doesn't every parent think their baby is cute' no matter how ugly? Hilarious! After looking at the price of orchid pots I figured I would try to make one.
Name: Mary N
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Chattycathy
Oct 27, 2015 2:47 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing you can be proud of your "child". I have all of the supplies you used and I'm definitely pilfering your idea.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Oct 27, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Thanks @chattycathy and welcome to ATP make sure you post pictures if you make one too.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Oct 27, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Welcome to the Orchid Forum Mary. You've found a nice friendly place here. Visit our main monthly thread and see our current blooms.

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