Today I tried my hand at making a staghorn fern log. The ones in the Nursery were out of my price range. A nice thick piece of bark was at home and set aside waiting for me to do something with. Since I didn't have any place that I could comfortably hang a wet piece of wood I had to try of something more free standing. I was please with the way bits and pieces from the yard came together. plant project: stag horn fern on bark ( photo / image / picture from Jewell's Garden ) back of bark with fossilized bark rock ( photo / image / picture from Jewell's Garden ) I cut a coconut fiber basket liner in half and tacked it to the log and put the fern in. Then it was time to cover much of the bark and fiber basket with moss from the patio. Had to do a bit of stapling to anchor the moss tightly to the bark. An old piece of petrified wood that had a bit of moss on it was used to support the bark in a plastic plant tray. (Wonder where/what I can find to replace that plastic tray?) Then it was back out to the back part of the yard where a yard of gravel was dumped years ago. Nice little rocks to fill-in around the base. Finished! New planter: Staghorn fern ( photo / image / picture from Jewell's Garden ) Although the fern should do well I have had mixed results with moss from the yard used indoors. The initial look is good, but...time will tell how well it works out. Always fun creating though.