I love indoor gardening and finding new ways to incorporate live plants into my home decor. Living in Chicago year-round means the green stuff goes away for a solid quarter of the year so I rely heavily on my indoor plants to keep the mood tropical and homey.
Here’s my first stab at mounting a staghorn fern, thanks to the ever so helpful instructions from Sprout Home, which you can find in their book, Rooted Design, or follow my tutorial on how to mount a staghorn fern below!
What You Need
Staghorn fern (find at your local nursery or garden center)
Sphagnum moss (I found a large bag fairly cheap on Amazon)
2 sawtooth photo hangers
- Secure sawtooth brackets to the back of the board. I added one bracket at the top of the board and a second near the middle/bottom so the wood would lie flush against the wall.
- Soak a small amount of sphagnum moss in water, and wring out the excess water and set aside.
- Secure four nails or screws into your board about two inches from where your fern will lie. As you can see, my screws are just a touch too far from my fern so securing this little guy was a bit trickier than if I followed instructions more carefully! 🙂
- Arrange your wet Sphagnum moss in the center of the board, so that it’s shallow around the middle and bulkier on the top and edges.
- Remove the soil from your fern and carefully place it on the center of the board with the shield leaves face up/arranged how you prefer.
- Here’s the tricky part–Tie clear fishing wire around one nail or screw and then pull it diagonally across and secure to the opposite screw.
- Do the same for the other remaining screws, then mount!
I’m swooning over my finished product, this has been a dream in making for a few months so I’m happy I finally got my butt in gear and took the plunge.
Any home DIY or gardening projects on your to-do list?