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Zelenkocidium Mem Harold Starkey

This is a discussion on Zelenkocidium Mem Harold Starkey within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; That's a new hybridito me...I must say I do like it!...

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    That's a new hybridito me...I must say I do like it!

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    Actually the problem with the roses was never that they didn't do well, it was that they did MUCH TOO WELL. The roses I used were the invasive Asian Rosa multiflora once planted for game cover, and which now take over if they are not grubbed out.

    Do your duty. Kill a rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Zelenkocidium Memoria Harold Starkey (Zelenkoa onusta x Oncidium forbesii) This plant belongs to a friend. Notice the mount. This guy is so creative. He was tired of his rose bushes because they never really did very well, so he dug them up and mounted his small oncidiums to them. The mount is the root ball of a rose bush turned up-side down. Enjoy! [Edit: Title updated as per note in post #8]

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    Hi Olin! Great to see you here!

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    Here is another of my rose-mounts. This is Dendrobium lindleyi. I have never been able to show it off at the orchid society meetings because it always blooms between meetings. It currently has five spikes.

    The mount is a Rosa multiflora bush. Pick a bush with at least three strong branches and leave them attached and grub out the roots. Clean off what is in the way and trim the branches to the same length. As the bush dries you will have to keep trimming the branches to get them to balance, but they will finally reach a reasonable equilibrium. Tie the orchid tightly to the upside down bush in an artistic fashion. I use fine monofilament nylon so it won't show and is easily removed when the orchid roots take over.

    For a pendant inflorescence the branches may be left longer as in this example.

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    That is really lovely.

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    WOW I love it !!! I have a really really sick rose in my garden maybe I can make a mount from it. Any info before I start????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    WOW I love it !!! I have a really really sick rose in my garden maybe I can make a mount from it. Any info before I start????
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    Be sure it has at least three main branches to hold it up, and let it dry and weather a bit before mounting plants on it.

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    Thanks for the inspiration Olin. I attacked ours with a brush cutter last year but I still have to dig them out. I gave them a pretty good wacking though so they may not stand as tall. They look very nice!

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    What a cool idea of mounting Olin. Looks so ikebana like.

    Unfortunately most of the roses we have are standards or groundcovers, and I would be shot if I tried to dig one of them up. But I will try it if the oppportunity does arise.

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    Talking hi

    it is a very good idea for a mount!!!!! good job and creativety
    this hybrid is so beutifull first time for me to that kind-and its:
    woooooooowwwwwww gorgeuse
    very good job to both of you guys

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