PVC Pipe Strawberry Tower→create an indoor greenhouse for orchids

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PVC Pipe Strawberry Tower

By Englishgardener
September 24, 2016

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Sep 24, 2016 9:28 AM CST
I am so heartbroken. Moving from house to condo and have to find space for over 50 orchids. I am not allowed to put hooks on the patio ceiling therefore a can not hang my vandas. I need ideas to create a home for my vandas. I would also like to create a greenhouse for the remaining orchids that are in pots. please any ideas I am lost. thanks
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Sep 25, 2016 5:31 AM CST
I do not have an answer for your dilemma , but we do have a orchid forum here and some one there might have an idea .
Maybe you could try posting a thread there.

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Sep 25, 2016 11:46 AM CST
You say you can't put hooks into the ceiling, but you can put up a 'temporary' beam. If you, or someone you know, is handy with a saw and hammer, use 2x4s to build a frame that you wedge between the floor and ceiling. Depending on the height, you can put in a cross beam to hold even more plants.

You could also put in a second, lower frame and put a piece of plywood across to make a display or potting shelf.

You're free to put in as many hooks as you want and can paint or decorate the frame to suit the environment.

Best of all, when you're ready to move, you can knock it down and take it with you to the new place.

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Sep 26, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Love that idea, Rick! I'm not good with orchids, but if you have a window that they would like, you can hang bunches of plants by putting a closet rod across the top of the window (from wall to wall if possible)... and if you can't attach a rod to the wall (call it a "window treatment" and the landlord may allow it), maybe you could make a frame to support the rod (upside down T's with a notch or hole at the top of the upright post).

I saw the title of this thread and actually thought at first it was a suggestion to use this strawberry planter for orchids... Not sure how to make that work, but you could definitely use a length of PVC to make a "tower" of hanging orchids (a little hole and an s-hook, and you'd have a hanging place)... either make a base to support it or just wedge it between the floor & ceiling of your patio.

In fact, if you're not especially "handy," it might be easier to put together a PVC frame like RickM suggested than to nail 2x4's together. There are straight connectors and elbow connectors for PVC pipe... it's like an adult version of tinker toys.

I don't know your zone, or your condo regulations, but maybe there's a way to enclose your patio with removable plexiglass panels in order to create a little greenhouse for your orchids.

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