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Old 05-25-2008, 07:29 PM
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Hi Everyone! I am just curious if anyone out there who has used womens pantyhose to secure an orchid to a mount could tell me how they secure the pantyhose to the mounts? I was thinking of using staples, but decided that they would just rust. I thought tying them might look kind of ugly. Would some one mind sharing me their method, and any pictures if available? I have a few orchids I would like to mount and I thought it would be neat to try this instead of fishing line for a change because I have nothing better to do with my pantyhose that I never use! TIA!
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:44 PM
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Hi Everyone! I am just curious if anyone out there who has used womens pantyhose to secure an orchid to a mount could tell me how they secure the pantyhose to the mounts? I was thinking of using staples, but decided that they would just rust. I thought tying them might look kind of ugly. Would some one mind sharing me their method, and any pictures if available? I have a few orchids I would like to mount and I thought it would be neat to try this instead of fishing line for a change because I have nothing better to do with my pantyhose that I never use! TIA!
Hi Becca...I much prefer to tie my plants with panty hose than to wear them. I'm new at doing mounts, but have included a couple of photos. I used an off-black color that was on hand, but a neutral or tan would be even better. I just tie them on. They're great to use on other plants too because they're gentle on the plant, stretch from here to China, and are practically indestructable.

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Old 05-25-2008, 07:50 PM
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HI Becca
I've always used then to mount my 'chids cause they are breathable for the orchid and it's roots. Once they are not needed I just cut the parts that the plants are not attached to right off.
Just wrap the root part to the mount and make sure that the plant is secure to the mount (try no to hurt the roots)
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:32 PM
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Wow I am glad that I saw pictures. I was picturing stretching the material out a couple of inches wide and wrapping it around the roots and the mount some how. I guess that would be hard to tie off!
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:00 PM
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Wow I am glad that I saw pictures. I was picturing stretching the material out a couple of inches wide and wrapping it around the roots and the mount some how. I guess that would be hard to tie off!
Here's another mount that I almost forgot about. The panty hose worked great for this project as I was able to weave it underneath the grapevine.

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I have used it for a long time , Just bought another pair (No not to wear ) Gin
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