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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.

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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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    I found a big piece of wood and put it in my Moss Garden IV - which is still alive since years without doing anything this year.
    Variety of mosses became less, also the huge sphagnum almost died this summer because of heat, but now it recovers well.
    I will see, if the wood survives the moisture in the tank. Some does, some does not.
     
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    I have a big bag of Sphagnum its as dry as dry but give it a good soaking and it seems to come back to life.

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    Yes Keith,
    it came back well - but it was melting before... to hot and to humid.
    Because the wind had blown away the wood, that made shade to the outdoor tank - in the biggest heat... and I did not realize this for weeks - no wonder at all.
     
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    Its a very tough product it even seems to survive a bush fire.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    :confused: It begins to snow! :barefoot::barefoot::barefoot:

    Bought a very tiny pink double Saintpaulia, two tillandsias and another fittonia for the glass bowl ...:whistle:
    And a little mopani root for the tillandsias... The rest had been already in.

    Feel much better now :cool:

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    I let some plants in the little pots, the rest is on small lava stones. Works well without watering for a very long time... Living room - in the shadow.

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    normally covered up with a glass plate...

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    The Saintpaulias are very easy: Just put a leave in the ground to make cuttings...
    You can see them in the second picture under the long wooden branch.
     
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    Its great to have the space to display all of them. I assume because of the sizes they are all very easy to maintain.

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    Yes Keith,

    I find them really very easy to maintain:
    You develop fast a feeling, how much humidity they need and then close the lid. That's it.:cool:

    Perfect for people, who are going in holidays for a longer time.

    ;) Ok, ok - it may be a bit more for persons with no plants experience, but as long as you do not keep them too wet, all is ok.
    Then you see soon, when the plants are thirsty. Add very little water untill they are ok - in this way you find out very fast, how it will work well.

    Most dangerous is too much water! (y)
     
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    When I was growing and showing orchids the Paphiopedilum slipper orchids were always in the "Too hard basket" but today we buy the mini varieties from the Supermarkets they grow and, re flower the following year. A little water is all they require, we have them sitting on the kitchen window sill inside.


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