I am a novice orchid grower so most of my plants are immature. My garden space is shaded by a jacaranda tree and orchids love dappled light; they are arial plants so it makes sense to hang them. Another space I use is the south facing wall (that is our shadier side in the Southern Hemisphere).
When the orchids arrive by post (I shop online because I do not have a car) the orchids are well wrapped in plastic. My crippled hands find it difficult to release them so I had to get my young friend Jared to untangle them for me. Jared is my thirteen year old helper, son of my friend Samantha who volunteered him to come to me once a week. Jared is keenly interested in gardening and I find his help invaluable.
When this lot arrived Jared unwrapped them, secured the small pots into the baskets with gravel and bark and put the hangers on the web baskets for me. I then hang them on the black bamboo that I grew and harvested.
The Stanhopea that arrived with the baby Sarcochilus grows flowers from the bottom of the plant so we had to repot it. Jared helped me take off the plastic and line an open basket to make sure that the flowers can emerge.
The baby orchids are relatively cheap (from $5 for the smallest plants) but take years to flower from that size. Fortunately I have some larger ones that flower for me while I wait.