I am always trying to figure out better ways of arranging my plants, especially as fall approaches and I know that all of the plants scattered around my yard are going to have to go back into the greenhouse soon. When I set up the shelves in my greenhouse, I had more shelves per unit than I wanted to use. I put two of the shelves to use by making separate bases for them and giving myself a low bench in one of the corners of my greenhouse. The other shelf I sat aside for future inspiration.
Well, inspiration came recently! I have been hanging my mounted orchids in various places in the greenhouse, some from the fronts of the shelves, others from hanging pots or other mounted orchids... I decided that my little collection of mounted orchids would be better cared for if they were consolidated in one location, and it would also eliminate some of the accessibility problems I was having when I would hang them on the front of a shelf and not be able to reach back to other plants.
So I mounted that shelf piece vertically between studs and... Voila! Now I have a hanging rack for my collection of mounted orchids, which numbers about 15 right now. I have a couple more orchids that need to be mounted. As soon as I can find some suitable mounting material and some time, there will be more orchids added to the rack.
|Some of my mounted orchids hanging off of a pot|
|My new rack with most of the mounted orchids in place|