Ceramic Mounts for Orchids

I have discovered that most of my orchids are epiphytes and prefer not to be confined in a pot so I have been hanging them in web baskets.  Because I also make clay things I decided to create some new homes for them.

It was not obvious that the forms I made were orchid perches so I get asked a lot about what those things were, even after they’d been fired.

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I had to erase other potters’ work in the picture :)

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A picture paints a thousand words;  non orchid growers had no idea however I tried to explain.  So I had to take photographs of the orchids in their new home to ‘show; not tell’.

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The ties will be removed when the orchid has rooted onto the mount

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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9 Responses to Ceramic Mounts for Orchids

  1. arlingwoman says:

    These are beautiful and organic. You must carve the designs into them, yes? I really like them.

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  2. Really neat. I am among those needing a bit of show as well as tell, so this was illuminating! Perhaps I would have better luck growing epiphytic orchids… I’d have to do some research on moving them indoors for winter.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      There are cold growing types that would tolerate temperatures a little below zero. I think growing native species is the key. Moving orchids indoor has its challenges : keeping up the humidity and ventilation they require. Some people are obsessed enough to have a special room with controlled lighting and heating and fans etc. To me that would kill the joy of seeing nature at its best; though I admit there is nothing natural about creating a garden.

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  3. Most creative, Mary

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