Milk crates are great to work with
because they support each other and easily provide different heights to work
The display was built up from the floor by stacking milk crates.
On the left was one crate to hold our
tall Phaius tankervilliae, the center had three and the right side two
crates. A board on top provided a safe
surface to support our plants before they were covered with flat black sheets.
are the first few plants being placed into the display. The taller
plants were placed in the back, leaving room for others to be arranged in
front. When this picture was taken I decided the Phaius was too low
for the display and simply added a milk crate under it.
On the far left is Phaius tankervilliae, in the middle is Onc. Paris and
Mtdm. Issaku Nagata 'RL Hammer' and the plant on the right is Den.
the center was added Phal. Hualien
Spotlight, Phal. Golden Buddha 'Gemstone #1' x Dtps. Gold Happy
'Sunripe, Dtps. Autumn Sun Hawaii x
Phal. Goldberry Freckles and Bl. Yellow Bird. On the right was
added Phal. Tsukuba x Hakalan Queen 'America' AM/AOS, Bepi
Alex Hawkes and Tblm. kotoense.
The theme of the show was "A Sea of Orchids" so driftwood was
used to add interest to the display. It took quite a while to arrange
the plants properly. The white flowers were located on the right, then
the yellow shades eventually ending with the red flowers on the left.
I was worried about fitting in the large Phaius but it seemed to work nicely
located on the far left. No pots should be visible in a display such
as this so green moss was used to cover the pots and hide them from view.
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