hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: totems for climbers

  • Subject: Re: totems for climbers
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 13:31:49 -0500 (CDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: dscherberich <dscherberich@wanadoo.fr>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: totems for climbers

Hello David and all Friends,

I wonder how they manage the seemingly LONG fibers seen in the photos if it
is from the actual coconut, one would think that no fiber would be longer
than about 11" as it is limited by the size of the nut/ fruit.   Anyone know
for sure??
The best totems I`ve seen were made by bending wire with about a 3/4" mesh
around a 3 or 4" square bit of wood, fastening the two sides of the wire
'box' so created by bending the wire-points around the opposing side, then
stuffing the tube TIGHTLY with sphagnum by compressing it with a
broom-stick.   It held moisture well, and the roots of climbers loved it.


>>Dear Susan,

Indeed you are right, climbing aroids are cultivated on coconut fiber
covered plastic tubes. They seem to really like it. These are bought
here in France (www.sicatec.com) but you probably could find it
somewhere in the USA or maybe you could try doing them by yourself ?

With best regards,


Susan Cox a *crit :
> Here are some really neat totems, but what are they made of?  I've been
> looking for a good totem also.  These plants and totems are featured at
> the Jardin Botanique du Montet (Nancy, France), and are referenced to by
> David Scherberich on his personal Ariod page here:
> http://dscherberich.free.fr/.   I would like to see what medium they
> used.  Could it be coir fibers?
> Susan Cox


David Scherberich
2 rue Valfeniere
69001 LYON

Email: dscherberich@wanadoo.fr

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index