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First Orchid Mount Made

This is a discussion on First Orchid Mount Made within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ive been looking for mounts whenever i go for a walk in the woods. Ive ...

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    Cool First Orchid Mount Made

    Ive been looking for mounts whenever i go for a walk in the woods. Ive finally decided what i wanted to mount and which piece of wood would look best...oh man..im so picky sometimes. Here is a picture of my Encyclia tampensis that i just mounted. Hope it works out. The second picture were bought mounted. Hormidium rhynchophorum and a Dendrobium tuananhii. Im planning on mounting a couple more. Im really starting to like the look and culture of mounts. Not to mention that every time a storm comes my pots fall over. With these they just sway in the wind. The trick will be bringing them in this winter..hmmmm...


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    Wow, Andrew, your first mount? I would say this is the work of an expert, great job!

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    Wow Excellent work well done brings back memories of three weeks ago when i mounted my first orchids and came close to annoyance with them falling off but i have finally sussed it all out now.

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    Looks great. I love finding local wood to mount things on.

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    They look happy to me, good job !

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    Very nice orchid mounts, Andrew. The Encyclia tampensis you mounted looks pro!!

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    Looking great. Nice job!!!
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    Thanks everyone...especially Bruce and Branka..you make me feel well trained..lol....it can be a little challenging getting the moss and plants tied on. Especially when you have a hook already on the mount...haha ooops.....non the less i tried to use the littlest bite of fishing line. I swear some mounts ive seen have a whole role of thread on there..lol..for some odd reason it doesn't suit my eyes. I think eventually when the plant grabs the mount, ill cut off the line slowly. More natural looking i suppose. Ill have to post a couple of others that I've been working on too.
    Thanks for the compliments...........I learn from the best

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    Andrew, those Encyclias are going to love what you did! I look forward to the blooms. AL

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    I can not take credit for the two mounted in the second picture but i have the same excitement for some blooms. haha thanks AL

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