I picked up a nice staghorn fern from Ebay, now I'll plant it into this wooden orchid box. I soaked some green moss in distilled water (to avoid toxins from city water supply).
Then stuffed moss into the bottom to hold in the soil around the fern's root ball.
Stuffed the side slats too...
...and in goes the fern. I took off the brown inner leaf, but left the brown "collar" around the base. (I didn't do much research on staghorn ferns yet, but I seem to recall that this part of the plant is important to leave intact.) I stuffed moss in all gaps around the fern, now on to the next project.
This is a slab of tree fern bark that I've hooked with part of a metal coat hanger...
...from a distance not so much.
Fern looks happier already!
Next time I'll mount a couple orchids. This is fun!