So I’ve basically been obsessed with visiting garden centers on the weekend. When I go to the local places near me they say “Hey! We have some new cactuses”. SMH, I’m known as the cactus girl. Anyway, it’s been inspiring me to get acquainted with different types of plants. If you’re a crazy plant lady you probably already know what Staghorn ferns are. You’ve also probably seen them mounted. Please know I did NOT come up with this idea. However, Mike and I attempted it and they look pretty good in my opinion for a first try. I first saw these hung in a little cafe in Shrewsbury, NJ called D’Jeet. I saw them again in Megan’s (@undecorated_home) beautiful home. I have always thought they were so beautiful but just didn’t know where to find them or the best way to go about it.
We recently started redoing our “dog room”, the den style room right off of our living room which used to be our garage. Mike built his his baby a.k.a his saltwater fish tank into the wall in there so we needed something to hang above it. I didn’t really want to hang pictures above it because I didn’t have the perfect ones and hunting down perfect wall decor can be a pain. When I showed Mike the Staghorn idea he loved it so that brings us to finding the ferns and mounting them ourselves.
We went back and forth with the idea of ordering them online from Amazon BUT they end up being a little more expensive with shipping than doing it yourself. We called our local garden center for 2 weeks waiting for staghorns to come in. This past weekend they finally came in so we rushed over there. The staghorns were $17, which I thought was a little pricey but I checked with my cousin Casey (@caseygodlove) who does florals in NYC and he said that’s pretty average. ($12-$20)
So we picked up our three staghorns and some moss and headed to Home Depot for the wood and some other little things.