Orchids forum: What are you mounting your orchids to??

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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Jan 24, 2017 8:33 PM CST
I spent a couple of days last week mounting, potting & re-potting orchids....lots were new bare-root's that I had picked up at the last few orchid events I went to, the rest were either mine that were in need of re-potting or new ones in need of a new home. I just got the plants in the pics, not many of the names--sorry.

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jan 30, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Really nice mounts Patty. What is that big funnel shaped one? I am envious of those of you who can display your orchids this way. I would have no place to hang them during the winter here.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 30, 2017 6:46 PM CST
I'm with Alice. I have no place to hang mounted plants indoors. Besides, they require a lot more watering than potted ones. I only have two mounted that live outdoors, and both thrive all year. The rest have to be in the orchid shack, though I do have potted orchids that stay out all year, under an awning.
Name: Gilgomez
Port St Lucie, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Gilgomez
Apr 1, 2017 3:41 PM CST
Hello! I'm new here and wanted to share my mounted orchids.

Moved a year ago and have slowly mounted all my old orchids from pots to my palms. This spring I was rewarded with blooms galore from my phanaelopsis beauties.

This cluster of plans offered the only shade I had so I slowly hardened them while still in their pots by exposing them to unfiltered morning sun. I later mounted them after the blooms faded and I'm enjoying their spring bloom show!
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2017 4:10 PM CST

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Hello Gilgomez! Welcome!
Your Phals look beautiful and healthy, you did a super job here! Thumbs up
And outside too! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Gilgomez
Port St Lucie, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Gilgomez
Apr 1, 2017 4:23 PM CST
Thank You!

I'm so relieved they have adapted without much care at all and the blooms keep on coming! Wow! Very excited.

I also started to mount a variety of dendrobiums in full sun, on my foxtail palms. I'll try to upload some pictures here. Praying these survive their first hot summer on these palms and so far no dead ones! Keeping close tabs on them.


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Name: Gilgomez
Port St Lucie, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Gilgomez
Apr 1, 2017 4:39 PM CST
[quote="SarasotaPatty"]I spent a couple of days last week mounting, potting & re-potting orchids....lots were new bare-root's that I had picked up at the last few orchid events I went to, the rest were either mine that were in need of re-potting or new ones in need of a new home. I just got the plants in the pics, not many of the names--sorry.





Wow your collection is amazing and so are your mounts! I just got some cork bark and an old pallet and hope to do something with those to mount some vanda and oncidium orchids. Love the beaded hangers!

I have very little shade here and have installed a live oak but that baby is going to take years to spread and give my garden shade. So I bought a small arbor and the poor things are out in the sun most of the day. So far no deaths but I'm hoping to get some shade cloth or screen cloth to provide them protection from our harsh summer sun.

Thank you for your inspiring post and pics!
Thank You!
Loving life! 🌸🌱🌴🌞🌺🏝
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Apr 19, 2017 9:22 AM CST
Thank you Gilgomez!

I make & sell the beaded hangers at orchid shows & craft fairs, so thank you again!

I planted a live oak tree in my front yard the year after we bought the house (1987) and now it is getting to be too shady under it for my orchids, I find myself moving more and more of them to other parts of my yard so they can get more sun! The things we do for our orchids! Hilarious!

Vanda's LOVE all that sun...and they don't really need to be potted or mounted to anything! I use one or two bread twisty ties to attach them to an S hook and then just hang 'em! Here's a pic of my vanda's hanging:
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Dendrobiums like a lot of sun too, so yours should do well on the palms.

Our harsh summer sun is something! Maybe you can put the orchids on the east side of your house where they will get morning sun and let the house itself protect them from the worst of the afternoon sun? You may be right about some shade/screen cloth...or more arbors! Rolling my eyes.

Good luck, and please keep us updated on your orchids!


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