|East facing Auricula Theatre|
There are many ways you can display your auriculas. You can display them in a traditional Auricula Theatre, on shelves, on steps, in an alpine house; in fact you are only restricted by the space you have and your imagination, to create an exciting and interesting place where your auriculas can be admired.
|North facing Auricula Theatre|
One thing to consider is the placement of you display. Auriculas do not do well in full sun; so I normally site mine in a North, East or West facing position. I also look to have some dappled shade on my East & West displays; this is normally given by some deciduous trees in the garden.
|East - West facing mini Theatre|
I do have one shelf display which is south facing but it is well shaded and I remove my auricula plants from this display after flowering, to a cooler position.
|South facing shelves.|
Auriculas hate full sun on their pots; the roots can cook and this might kill the plant.
|East & North facing shelves.|
I must admit I tend to favour a North facing site for my Auricula Theatre; it has a clear roof so the bloom stems grow straight up and do not bend towards the light, which can happen with a dark covered roof.
I also find that with a cool shaded position, they tend to bloom for a longer period.
|North facing shelves|
Sweden’s Auricula Club has been mentioned in the latest issue No.1, 2013, of Hemträdgården, Riksförbundet Svensk Trädgård own magazine under the heading Medlemsakuellt by Stella Westerlund.
|Medlamsakuellt by Sella Westerlund Riksförbundet Svensk Trädgård|
|Anna-Karin's Auricula display in Sweden|
An interesting link I’ve added to Auricula Related Sites is Reginas Cottage - Old Fashioned Borders. Here they specialise in raising border auriculas, Trädgårdsaurikel, in the UK.
|Border auriculas in large pot, in half shady position.|