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Thread: Uh-oh! Where do I put the plants?

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    Nights have gotten cool enough that it was time for my plants to return inside. But they've grown, and have been repotted, new ones have been started - and the house hasn't gotten any bigger. Time for some brainstorming. I put up a new rod over my slider and made a wall of 'em! What will I do next year?!? This as just a few of them.

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    this one will eat the house eventually
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    Share, share, share.

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    Oh my!! I recently gave away my last two houseplants! Poor things had survived about 7 years IN SPITE of me! :lol:

    Yours are very pretty! :)

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    You most certainly have a green thumb, also love the window valance.

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    I brought mine in the other day too. I see you also have a Hoya, but I cant tell which one. Carnosa?? I love the smell of chocolate when they bloom.

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    love your valances !

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    Next spring, when repotting, put tall and vining plants with similar needs in the same pot--like a trailing plant with the philodendron monstera. (Our local librarian, with a sunny library, has grown plants so large she has transplanted them into plastic totes since large pots are exorbitantly priced.)

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    Maybe it's time for an outside "green house". My neighbor screened in his patio for their plants. Looks nice and we live in a covenant subdivision!

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    my Mom took down her curtains and put up shelves for the plants

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    Get some grow lights. Strengthen holders, or put on a new ceiling or wall board to hang them on. Start a lot of new ones and give them for Christmas, along with a mug rug to match the picture you've painted on the clay pot.

    Check out Freecycle for free plant pots. Maybe an older couple or single guy or gal will want to declutter and get rid of...sorry, DONATE extras they have.

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    My bay window has an older tv stand -- the big kind and I have my plants all on that plus the overflow with two hanging ones and 2 on an end table. My mother lost all her plants in the flood in Minot, ND and I told her when they get back into a FEMA trailer she can have some of mine. That's where some of them came from in the first place. So giving her something to grow in the new home for as long as they can live there. They are 85 soon 86 and 80 soon 81. They told me they plan on getting into a low income 2 bedroom apt when they have to move out of the FEMA trailer. She needs the spare room to sew in. She does a lot of sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Oh my!! I recently gave away my last two houseplants! Poor things had survived about 7 years IN SPITE of me! :lol:

    Yours are very pretty! :)
    hehehe...this sounds like me..I grow a MEAN flower bed and garden..but I can NOT for the life of my ( or the poor plants) grow indoor plants... :oops:

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    What beautiful plants. I am envious. I have a brown thumb. Every plant I have dies. Sigh.

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    Sigh...I go through this every year. Right now I have 2 tree hibiscus, 2 bush hibiscus, 3 variegated willow trees, 3 bay trees, 2 flowering maples-I may have forgotten something. All have to come in and winter over somewhere between the bay windows in the living and dining rooms and the sliding glass door in the family room. The one willow is HUGE after it's summer in the sun. Some of these plants have lived with me for years...sigh...

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    I love house plants but have a limited place to keep them in winter. I have a hoya plant also that I have been babbying. I hoe it blooms someday.

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    I just got a grow light on Amazon for my African violets. I'm putting them all in my sewing room b/c my sweet little Mabel eats them! My DH put a screen door in the room for me.
    Your plants are gorgeous. I use to have tons of them until we got our little U-know-who!!
    But she's worth it :D:D

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