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Pics of mounted orchids

This is a discussion on Pics of mounted orchids within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I only have 3 mounted plants, but here they are. I would love to see ...

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    I only have 3 mounted plants, but here they are. I would love to see other people's pics of mounted plants too!

    The cork mounted one is a Tolumnia "Genting's Volcano Pink".

    The second one on the left is Den. cereula a.k.a. gonzalesii.

    I mounted those two at home after buying them in pots, but the last one I bought mounted. It is a Miltonia spectablis var 'bicolor'. This is apparently a classic one to grow mounted since the p-bulbs wander and stretch out.

    What do you guys have to show off???
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    I had just sat and added a new set of oncid's to a driftwood mount today, so cool timing! lol I found some natural cracks that allowed me to attach the new plants (the oncid with stiff erect leaves, not the one with the white tag next to it) by stuffing small pieces of spag. into the cracks around the roots. So far the brassavola on the other end from the oncids is growing like a weed. By using the natural holes and cracks, the plants needed little to attach to the wood. I would love to do dozens of driftwood mounts, these are the easiest.

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    The second mount is on palm wood. You can see the ever shriveling p-bulb that is all that is left from a rescue plant. I had thrown it under a bench and found it growing a keikei a few months later. I placed it on this stick and it's been happily growing since then. The picture doesn't do it justice, the leaves are very long on the oldest p-bulb. And roots wind all over, some in a corkscrew type shape...this one was one of my first successful mounts. I'll put a second pic to show the beautiful shape of the leaves.

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    Once again, this is a tiny piece of a larger plant. This fell off when I was potting up a new arrival, one of three dendrobiums. This piece loves it's stick which has a mix of spag. and coco-fiber. It was an experiment that went very well. The only problem I have is the bugs have more places to hide on this one and as such I have to spray it more often than my other mounts. I love the leaves on this one as well. So pretty and so graceful...

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    Okay....who's next??

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    Where do I start.
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    Great work, Meg Connie and Ted. You guys are so talented.

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    I have had to add my photos to this as its my fav way of growing plants
    The first up is Encyclia polybulbon
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    The next up is the center of one of my shade house
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    moving on we have the left back of the same shadehouse
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    Last up is Earina autumnalis,one of our natives.this plant has a common name of Easter orchid :- guess why
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    Hi all!

    I know this thread is about pics of mounted orchids but I wanted to take advantage of the thread to ask the following:

    I want to mount a catt right! so, do I add some kind of medium near the roots? Its my first time doing this so if you guys can give me some tips...

    Thanks to all,
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    I think that you would most likely want to put some sphagnum moss around the roots. The only excecption that I am aware of is the species aclandie which is so sensitive to wet roots that it should not even have moss around them. (that is what I have read anyway). That may be true of some other catt species, I don't grow any though so hopefully someone else can give you guidance on that.

    Is it a catt hybrid or species?

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    Wow! What great pics ya'll! Now I want to mount more of my orchids, I only have one so far.... it's a Beallara "Maui Glow' & I bought it as a seedling in 2005. It still looks like a seedling, but it finally bloomed .

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    What a pretty and rarely seen color on that bellara!

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