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as requested, the 'maskets'

This is a discussion on as requested, the 'maskets' within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; so only the first two are technically "maskets" but you get the picture. If anyone ...

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    Smile as requested, the 'maskets'

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    so only the first two are technically "maskets" but you get the picture. If anyone has any sort of precautionary tales about this sort of thing, pleeeeeeeeeeeease do tell...

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    The maskets look great! All I see are healthy plants.

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    Ingenious, Jason. Will try this out on my Grammatophyllum.

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    Nice going, Jason. These look very good and your orchids seem to like them too!

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    Wow! Those look terrific! I definitely want to try it Looks like you are using wire to hold the spag and chicken wire onto the tree fern?

    Thanks for the pictures

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    Thanks for all the compliments! I hope that the wire ages a bit and becomes a bit more unnoticeable. I used hardware cloth to mold a basket shape that fit the contours of the treefern and then attached it however I could...nails, wire, electrical staples, etc...Most of the media is bark inside. The sphag is just pressed into sheets to hold it all in. I am afraid that it does diminish airflow quite a bit though, but considering that I only use this for plants that need lots of moisture at the roots, I think I am ok. Just need to use a fungicide drench a bit before I bring them in for colder weather. I got a bit nervous for a while at first when I made these because I saw blackened root tips...but I think that the "repotting" was rough on them and that everyone has recovered. I failed to take into account that almost all of the plants I did this with HATE relocation.

    PS....use heavy duty gloves if you decide to work with hardware cloth. I may well be permanently scarred....there was blood. YIKES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    PS....use heavy duty gloves if you decide to work with hardware cloth. I may well be permanently scarred....there was blood. YIKES!
    I'm laughing

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