Of course, when your pre-filled wooden Plastic Plate basket display becomes candy-free, you don't have to refill it with candy. Displays created with wooden baskets can also showcase non-edible merchandise.

If you manage a convenience store, for example, you can fill these baskets with convenience items like travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer, shampoo, or lotion as well as small toys to keep your children entertained during long drives. Bookstores can use wooden baskets to display items that come in boxes like small children's puzzles and LED book lights and gardens and greenhouses can use wooden baskets to organize and showcase packets of seeds or small bags of bulbs.

If you plan to start growing orchids then you need to know what you need to ensure that your plant will survive and thrive. There are many things you can do and things you should know. Before you attempt to do your own orchid garden, consider doing some research. So what do you need to get done first?

Orchid Pot Container - Plastic Pots

First, you need to choose a potting container for your growing orchids. Plastic pot containers are rather cheap and very lightweight. If you go with a plastic container, choose one that's light in color, as this will not absorb heat, which can damage the roots of your plant, ultimately damaging it.

Second, bear in mind that plastic pots have a tendency to lock in moisture so you'll want to use mesh or get a pot that's got drain holes. You certainly don't want to overwater when growing orchids in a plastic container.

Orchid Pot Container - Clay Pots

Some gardeners would rather use clay pots for growing orchids for the simple reason that they like the way they look. However, if you don't water your plant near as often, you run the risk of damaging your plant. Clay pots don't have the ability to retain the water.

Hard Water Problem and Viable Solution With Orchid Growing

Be aware that your city/town water could cause problems for your orchid plant. If you have hard water, you'll notice salt deposits on the medium and pots themselves. These salts will damage the roots. However, you can use a basket that allows plenty of air to pass through (recommended mostly for growing orchids outdoors.)

You also want to make sure that your pots will give the roots enough room to grow. Yet, you don't want to have a pot that's too big. If you have a pot too big, you could overwater your plant and cause rot to grow.

Choosing Your Orchid Species

After you've chosen your pot, it's time to consider what orchid species you'd like to grow. If you're new to orchid growing, there are several good beginner orchid species such as Cymbidium Encyclia, Oncidium and Spathoglottis. Varieties like these tend to do better and thrive more without a lot of trouble and lots of attention. To get an idea of what they look like consider visiting your local library or looking them up on the Plastic Cup Internet. A nursery can supply you with the kind of variety you plan to use when growing orchids.