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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 12, 2014 6:53 AM CST



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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 12, 2014 8:53 AM CST
What is the pretty plant in your pic? Interesting article, I have a similar wood shelf right in front of a window that holds a lot of plants. I bought it about 20 years for a trade show but after a couple years it was no longer needed for that and has been a great work horse for plants. (Incidentally, one can make a great open-back shelf unit with free pallet wood.)

While they are inside, my plants aren't on display, they're just stayin' alive, and crammed together, and many hanging in the windows. Outside, they go where the amount of light is suitable. There are others in other places around the yard, but here's some on the porch from this past fall.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 12, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Do you mean the Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)? Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Tiffany, I love your front porch. I love front porches in general but especially ones that are laden with plants.

You are in a great zone for outdoor "houseplants". Hurray! Do you have a favorite one to grow?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Tee: Love your Birds Nest Fern!

Tiffany: I always enjoy seeing all of your lovely plants!

It's really fun to see that many of us grow the same container plants. I have an Asplenium nidus that I need to get repotted in the next day or so, it's very root bound and the plastic pot is disintegrating and breaking apart; I really need to get busy with repotting and cleaning and rearranging stuff on my porch. We've had so much tree pollen the past month or so and I've cleaned the porch and decks twice already but there's so much pollen everywhere that now I'm just spraying off the plants until the pollen is gone then I will do a final good cleaning for the year! Here's a photo of the Birds Nest Fern, views of my screened porch (from two different directions) and photo's of the open decks at either end of the porch. These photo's are from when everything was fairly clean ... I wouldn't show the mess it's in right now. :)
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 12, 2014 10:46 AM CST
That's a nice specimen you have, Lin. And what a lovely porch - or would it be called a screen room there? Do you have any yard? It doesn't appear so from the photo.

Out on the deck for the summer ...

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And under the deck ...

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2014 1:01 PM CST
Tee: I love the plant display on your deck and I really love the foliage of that trailing abutilon! Lovey dubby
As for our porch, yes I call it "the screened porch". It was originally a wooden deck running the entire length of the back of the house and we had part of it screened. Our property is very small, we have a small side yard but no back yard to speak of; maybe 8 - 10 feet with a downward slope to the water.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 12, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Thank you. That area you have makes a lovely garden bed.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Thanks Tee!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 12, 2014 2:39 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 13, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Thanks, ladies! My house wants to be Lin's when it grows up!

I didn't recognize the fern as A. nidus because the one I have is a little different. Unfortunately, it's one of the most unhappy plants of the whole bunch after coming inside. It's lost a lot of fronds/leaves. Birdsnest Fern (Asplenium antiquum 'Crissie')

Hopefully the frost tonight will be the last of the cold. Hard to say, last year there were 3 nights of frost at the end of March. Plants want to go back out so bad (yes, they do, and yes, I can tell!)

Yes, I do have a favorite plant - whichever one I'm looking at!!

Here's another 'display' around a big pecan tree. (Ignore the storm-downed limb. Took pic before DH could move it.)
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2014 7:36 AM CST
"Yes, I do have a favorite plant - whichever one I'm looking at!!"

Hilarious! Well, that sounds all too familiar.

Another nice display, Tiffany. I looked at 'Crissie' and she's an interesting one.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2014 8:19 AM CST
Tiffany: The photo's in the database for Asplenium nidus 'Chrissie' don't look like Asplenium to me but rather Elkhorn Fern (Microsorum punctatum) It's windy here but I went out on the porch and took a current photo of my Elkhorn.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Yes, I see.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 13, 2014 12:13 PM CST
They are similar! The pattern of sori on the back of the leaves doesn't match (going by predominance-of-similarity comparing the two on image search.) Dots/spots vs. lines. Does your plant have a 'hole' in the middle from which new leaves unfurl?
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2014 1:03 PM CST
Tiffany: You are good! The Microsorum does not grow from a central point in a "nest" shape like Asplenium. I really need to look more closely at photo's. *Blush*
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 13, 2014 3:51 PM CST
TY, I can't remember people's names until they tell me like 6 times, but plant details stick with me much more easily, I dunno why. I always appreciate any attempt to help, and the kind spot in the heart it came from, TYVM!! You're not the first person to feel compelled to volunteer that same name for this plant, and I learned a new detail investigating each time, which is cool.
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HollyAnnS
Mar 14, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Tiffany and Lin, Your porches look lovely with the plants on them. I usually have my living room stuffed with house plants but since we have gotten the GH most of them go down there for the winter and rotate up to the house when they are in bloom. A few days ago I brought one of the orchids up that will open soon and took one down that had just finished. I do have my AV's in the house and a couple of large plants that just didn't fit into the GH (after all you can only get so many in there). I put most of them outside for the summer. Some of the big tropicals get left in thier pots but buried in the ground, some go out to the Gazebo, The orchids stayed in the GH for the summer.
Here is a Bougie that is blooming in the GH right now, a few years ago before the GH it would have been sitting in the living room and looking so very dramatic with a blanket of snow covering the yard behind it. But the plants are doing better spread out between the house and GH than all crammed together like before. Plus during the holidays I would need to move everything that I could carry up stairs to make room for the Christmas Tree and guests.
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Mar 14, 2014 9:30 AM CST
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 14, 2014 10:55 AM CST
Oooh Ahhh yeah, that IS fantastic! I planted one in the yard years ago that grows some stalks each year since but never a flower. It's probably just too cold here. Yours is absolutely perfect!! I confess, we haven't had room for a tree. One plant sits on the bed all day, just such a good patch of sun there!

Here's the plants next to me in this room. These, well all of the plants get moved around when they go outside for a drink, not always back in the same places.
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And this window is full of them.
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If they were going to be inside more than a few months at a time, it would be very plant-different inside, much more effort into a good-looking, actual display.

We're moving next month, so it should be a lot less crammed in that house, more windows, bigger rooms. Going to miss the porch, we're making a concrete patio at the other house instead of knowing we'll have a porch to replace again in a few years, but most of the plants should have a place to hang under trees, and around the patio. Looking forward to making all new displays!
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HollyAnnS
Mar 14, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Looking forward to seeing the new place. Sounds like your plants should be pretty happy there.

We have a lot of light inside, our house is passive solar and has 18ft of floor to ceiling glass. So the plants that are up here are pretty happy. Two of the bedrooms have some good light exposure so plants that need to be moved into those rooms do pretty well. Before the GH the ones that needed to be moved upstairs ended up pretty cramped and sometimes not as well taken care of as they should be. Much better now and the ferns that I love so much are quite a bit happier than they were in our dry house. I kept bringing them home only to have them struggle in the very dry air of the house.
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