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Name: Rosie
IN (Zone 5b)
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plantdog
Jan 13, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Hi guys, My name is Rosie and I am from the freezing midwest US. I've always been fascinated by houseplants but never had the opportunity to live in a home with much natural lighting until now!

I had an office at work that had a great big south facing window a few years ago and I starting with a few simple plants. I became known as the crazy plant lady...I had 2 Hoya plants (Hindu rope and a carnosa tricolor), 1 Oxalis triangularis, 1 Pothos and 1 Philadendron, 1 Purple Waffles. They all thrived in the office. When I got another job I took them all home...didn't realize that hubby programmed the thermostat to be way cooler during the work hours than other hours...and most of my plants died. Crying

Fast-forward two years later to 2014, our new home with a ton of windows! Pothos and Philodendron survived and are thriving....Oxalis survived, as did 1 Hoya, and now I have added Spider plants and a few Bromeliads.

Excited to be here and learn from you guys!!


Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jan 13, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Rosie. Not much of a houseplant person myself, I have only one small peace lily that stays in all year and one large one that only comes in when the temperature threatens to go below freezing. My other "houseplants" ( a Schefflera and a Pothos Ivy) stay outside all year.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jan 13, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Welcome! , Rosie.

We're happy to have you here.

I have very limited natural light, so I have just one houseplant (a pothos ) that stays inside for most of the year, but I also manage to keep some plectranthus and strawberry begonia plants alive indoors over winter.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 13, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Welcome! Rosie!
I always end up with houseplants, whether I meant to or not! Hilarious! I have several cyclamen, a couple of ferns, some pelargoniums, swedish ivy that I've had for YEARS and a bunch of other stuff. My poor DH has to share the kitchen table with my little green obsessions. But I'm not much help; I think I must be the only person on the planet who actually managed to kill off a Pothos. *Blush*
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 13, 2015 6:25 PM CST

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jan 13, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Welcome! Rosie Smiling

Christmas Cactus do great in the house and provide many weeks of beautiful flowers in the gray winter months. You might give those a try as well. Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 15, 2015 6:10 AM CST

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Welcome, Rosie. It seems we're not only nearly neighbors (I live in Ohio), but we also share a nickname. My husband swears that our neighbors call me "that crazy plant lady". Green Grin!

Karen
Name: Rosie
IN (Zone 5b)
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plantdog
Jan 15, 2015 9:05 AM CST
kqcrna said:Welcome, Rosie. It seems we're not only nearly neighbors (I live in Ohio), but we also share a nickname. My husband swears that our neighbors call me "that crazy plant lady". Green Grin!

Karen



Karen, I was just Googling, "How to trim/prune Pothos vines" ....I have to learn to be okay to cut back on my Pothos jungle!!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 25, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Welcome! Rosie. I only have one 'houseplant' but it lives outside for most of the year.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 25, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Welcome! Rosie! Happy to have you here! Big Grin I also love Hoyas and Pothos.
Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Feb 6, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Welcome! @plantdog! I think you'll enjoy this site ... tons of good people. Glad to have you here.
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Mar 5, 2015 12:50 PM CST
Welcome!

Rosie, you will find lots of really good (and friendly) expertes in every new gardening area you feel like exploring.

Nice to have you around!

Ursula

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