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
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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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.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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!
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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!


Name: Gilgomez
Port St Lucie, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Gilgomez
May 7, 2017 12:04 AM CST
Hi Patty! Your vandas look awesome and I had never thought of hanging them right off the hooks, great idea!!! Lady you are very clever!!!

My vandas are thriving so far but when that summer sun and heat hit us full force I might need to add a piece of shade cloth. But so far so good and the palm mounted orchids so far are also hanging in there. Thank God for the rain we received this week; we have been so dry and windy!

I did it again! Added another planting area in back of the house/garage by the driveway. I can't help it! Anyway, I planted a cluster of three phoenix robellinni so by next year I can start mounting on their trunks. And I have three new foxtail palms facing east/south east and if those survive, they will do great as hosts for more plants.

I will attempt to attach a few pics of the arbor with blooming vandas (kept the arbor low and easy in case of hurricanes, I can easily take it down and lay it down outside) and the new planting area with the palms and some butterfly plants including a new baby duranta/golden dewdrop tree. That will hopefully offer me some soft shade down the road but mainly, it will be wonderful for the bumble bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!

Hope you approve!
Have a fabulous Sunday!!!
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
May 8, 2017 9:18 AM CST
Gil, your plants look fabulous! So does your garden, and your arbor! I love the night shot of it lit up.

I can't believe you have a phal blooming like that growing outside...my phals seem to go in cycles---sometimes they look great and I love them and other times they look nearly dead and I want to throw them all in the garbage and give up on phals! Hilarious!

The green flying bug on your 'dancing ladies' is a very cool metallic-y green!

I had to laugh about your hurricane reference...I think your arbor would be better served in the case of a hurricane by being moved indoors, not just lowered to the ground---unless of course you want to turn it into a big white flying missile aimed at your neighbors! Rolling on the floor laughing

Good growing!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 8, 2017 12:50 PM CST

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Beautiful shots, Gilgomez! Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 8, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Looks like a longlegged fly. Try Condylostylus longicornis.

Jim
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Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
BigBill
May 21, 2017 9:17 AM CST
I have been growing orchids for over forty years, 8 here in Florida.
Cork slabs and tree fern are wonderful mounts! Cypress, live oak and grape vine also work well.
Those mounts look very nice.
All of my orchids are outside, about 30% of my 500 plant collection are mounted.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 21, 2017 9:56 AM CST

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Hello Bill and welcome to the Orchid forum!! Please, please do tell more!! Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 21, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Welcome, Bill. Where in Florida are you located?

Jim
Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle and overcome your difficulties. Grace enough to confess and forsake your sins. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears."
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Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
BigBill
May 21, 2017 11:43 AM CST
Cape Coral.
I judge orchids out of Tampa.
I belong to the Naples Orchid Society and the San/Cap Orchid Society.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 21, 2017 2:12 PM CST
Hi Bill!
Welcome to our happy group Group hug
Do you know Laura Newton or Nancy Losgar ?...They are both members of my orchid club (TOC here in Tampa) .
lindsey
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
BigBill
May 21, 2017 5:16 PM CST
Yes, I know them both very well. Fellow judges and two fine ladies.
I think that I spoke before your group last fall was it? On Catasetinae I think.
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
BigBill
May 21, 2017 5:21 PM CST
Mention Bill Overton the next time you see either of them, they'll know.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 21, 2017 6:13 PM CST
Will do! I may have clerked for you at one of the local shows.
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