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Posted by hester_2009 9a/b Sarasota (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 9, 11 at 15:35

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


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RE: driftwood/tilsandias

Tilsandias are fascinating plants.


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RE: driftwood/tilsandias

  • Posted by annafl z9b/10a Sarasota (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 9, 11 at 18:57

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

Anna


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RE: driftwood/tilsandias

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


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RE: driftwood/tilsandias

That would make me happy too! Nice job!


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSLFl (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 10, 11 at 6:01

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


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RE: driftwood/tilsandias

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


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