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moss-maniac's Moss Gardens and Wabi Kusa style works...

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    If mossy branches from my fruit trees lie directly in front of your feet - after a storm...:confused:

    Addicted again.... what else? :rolleyes:
    I am not to blame for that - each year the same, when the first mosses come out... :cool:
    Second glass from the left: a new one from IKEA: "POMP", 28 x 23 cm, 9.90 €
    the rest is from the flea market...

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    Great window display I like the second from the left. Every time I go shopping I hunt a very large Opp shop but still no luck.

    Am I correct can I see a mini Slipper Orchid and African Violets in the Jars?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Yes Keith,
    mini african violets and miniature phalaenopsis... experimenting with all, that I can get cheap or for free.:whistle:
    Hard to find plants, that grow slowly enough.

    Sorry photos at the moment taken only with mobile phone.
     
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    Now that is one good reason to experiment as both plants like air movement especially the A violets.

    Our Phals are growing extremely well even if I practically drowned them, They are in very small plastic containers growing in Sphag moss. I have the pots in another pot to keep the plants upright and sitting in a plastic saucer which I watered as soon as the saucer was empty. A few weeks ago I took the Phals out of the post and the Sphag was saturated but plants growing extremely well.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Yes, I am curious, too, Keith

    I had one already for a longer time without problems in one of my closed mossgardens
    (in the left corner) -
    those very old tank was about 20 cm high - it was placed on the window with a paper behind against too much sun...

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    I was the Vice President, Show Manager, and looking after the beginners in a very large Orchid Club.

    Knowing all the care the growers took in growing their Phalaenopsis I did every thing wrong, no ferts, controlled temperatures and watering with warm water.

    That is a beautiful tank.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    oops - that reminds me, that I have somewhere a very old dusty bottle of orchid fertilizer, too :D
    I also use only water from the tap... ok sometimes from the aquarium :whistle:
    and they flower well...

    Sometimes it's enough to have good chemistry between you and your plants :love:

    but I have to admit, that phalaenopsis are much easier to keep nowadays...:cool:
     
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    Our supermarkets/garden shops sell them extremely cheap these days and they last many months compared to cut flowers that only last 2 weeks these days

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Well spotted Keith! :)

    Looking great Ev, you can get any more natural than that, perfect :)
     
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    I might only have one eye but it's as sharp as ever.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's a very nice window display. I might replicate the same on our window sil. :)

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Great Karthik,
    do not forget to choose a shadowy window - in the sun, your plants would burn very fast if closed.
    In the shadow hermetospheres are very easy to keep...
    very less water already from the beginning - no "free" water, except for swamp plants...
     
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