I always keep my eye open for tools to mount my orchids. I always need to free up space, too. I was browsing the internet and came upon this neat blog, Life on the Balcony. You can see this really cool tool for yourself here: A Neat Way to Hang Pots
I realized that we had a lot of unused space on the walls all around me, and best of all it was a neat way to tidy up my collection of orchids, which were threatening to take over the conservatory.
Growing orchids has been a passion of mine for a long time. Once I was buying orchids all the time, but I found that caring for orchids didn’t have to mean buying more every week!
So vertical planting was a neat solution to the sprawl of flowers in the conservatory. These Hang-A-Pot clips were simple to install.
I just drilled some holes and fix them to the wall, and I had orchids growing up the wall in no time. Not only did this make more much-needed space, but the wall looks really cool, much better than just putting up a picture or a mirror.
It looks like a piece of living, growing art. When friends come over they all tell me how neat it looks, and ask how I’ve done it. I offer to come around with my electric drill, but they say that if I can do it, then they are sure they can.
Caring for orchids or any other potted plants is simple with the system because you simply take down the pots if you are re-potting orchids or applying some orchid fertilizer, then put the pot back.
Also, you can change the order of the pots quite easily as necessary. Some plants may not be getting enough light, for example, or may be drying out in the position they are in, so you can just swap them around.
If I do fall back into my old ways and start buying more orchids, I can just start to use the opposite wall.
What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
For more about orchid supplies, you can read up by going to 9 Supplies You Need for Orchid Growing Success.