driftwood/tilsandias

hester_2009December 9, 2011

Now this piece of driftwood cannot cannot compare to wallisadis (in the last pic) but seeing it, I thought I'd share what I accomplished with it despite the size.

Actually, my recent house guest did most of it, as she was a floral designer. We had been that morning to Tropiflora and saw their broms, etc on driftwood and I thought..well, I could do that on the wood I found at a yard sale...and for cheap!

So we did it and I quite like it! (so does Ralph the cat)

closer view

Sure doesn't take much to make me happy - a few air plants and an old piece of wood!

Hester

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don_licuala(10a)

Tilsandias are fascinating plants.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 3:55PM
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annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)

Wow, Hester, it's beautiful!!! Very artistic and eye-catching. Where had you been hiding that beauty?

Anna

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 6:57PM
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marcia_m(5 and 9)

That's a very neat looking piece of plant-artwork, Hester. I've seen pre-planted ones for big $$, so you did well. Now I have to keep my eyes open for some driftwood :)
Marcia

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 7:11PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

That would make me happy too! Nice job!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 7:14PM
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katkin_gw

Oh yes, that is lovely. I love tilsandias too.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:01AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
have tried that on several occasions . Biggest long term problems was protecting from frost and of course rot.
not to mention expensive . My last effort was using PVC pipe covered with cork and expanding foam. Was relatively cheap but does require some artistic ability.lol
Most ambitious was a 7x10 foot "seep wall" which destroyed itself . The roots of the various plants went right through the foam diverting the water away from the collection well . There's some examples on the American Orchid society website. They use mostly orchids but any epiphyte thrives on it. Does require a location where you can provide cold and wind protection. My "limb' types were hung from the ceiling of the shadehouse.
They do look fantastic for sure!!! gary

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 4:44AM
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