Houseplants forum: Retail plant therapy

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jan 16, 2015 10:29 PM CST
I have a lot going on these days and none of it is good. So I stopped into Lowes and Home Depot and checked out the plants.

Started at HD. I picked up two orchids to kill. I could hear them screaming "Please keep walking." But they were on sale for 5.00. I got two primrose for .98. These are throw away plants tey do not live after flowering.

Went down the road to Lowes and they had a pretty orange mini rose. I can usually keep them alive until summer and I plant them in my patio containers.

Hit the trift store and picked up a basket lined it and planted my little retail therapy.



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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 9:25 AM CST
You did good, Cinta! Hurray!
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Name: Angela
(Zone 7b)
Region: New York Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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AR
Jan 17, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Looks great! you are so funny I thought I was the only one who could hear plants screaming Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Shoot, when I go to my Lowe's (my second home!), they not only scream: "Take me home!" they also reach out and try to grab me. No really, they tilt towards me as I pass by. I think they know I would have a good "home" for them. Whistling
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 17, 2015 10:20 AM CST
That is darn cute Cinta!
Is it working? the therapy I mean...
I've been doing some mail order plant therapy and cultivating mad plans for spring but obviously not getting any instant gratification out of it...thinking...hmmmm, I could torture and kill orchids just as well as anyone else Whistling ...and looking around the jungle, alas, I have no room in the inn (still trying to figure out whereinthehell I'm going to put the dang epiphyllums Hilarious! )
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Ahhh .... retail thearpy; I kinda, sorta sometimes miss those days. Smiling I've finally reached a stage where most of the time I can ignore the screaming plants that want to come home with me ... even more so when my hubby is shopping with me and I pick up a plant and he laughs and says "where in the world are you going to put another plant?" Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Cinta, your basket is so cute and makes for a pretty arrangement with the orchids, mini rose and primrose!
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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jan 17, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Thank you all. I have it over the fireplace in my bedroom so I can see them as soon as I open my eyes in the morning. The other side of the room is a big picture window that looks out over the woods and this is what I see.

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Angela, Plants talk to me and I talk to them. Maybe I should get more friends. Hilarious!

Ken you probably remember me saying I promised to never buy another orchid because I kill them. But I broke that promise. They will be alive until next winter and then the leaves will slowly die. I will never see them flower again. But as you see I picked some with the most unopened buds so I should have blooms until March. My house is cool so they last a good long time.

dirtdorphins, Yes it is working. When I feel really down and I do my therapy it works for weeks.

Lin, if you had my weather you are forced to find space to have the needed therapy. Hilarious!

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Cinta, yep ... although that white stuff is beautiful to look at I don't think I'd want it around for more than a month at most! Rolling on the floor laughing
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Lin, that's why I never take my wife with me when "visiting" Lowe's. Whistling
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 11:35 AM CST
That cold, white stuff is fun to look at for a day - that's about it! Sticking tongue out
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Holly Cooper
Covington, LA (Zone 8b)
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BayouBeadery
Jan 19, 2015 1:05 PM CST
Pretty arrangement with the orchids and the basket! I indulge in more plant therapy in the winter than in the summer. At the end of every winter I've got a bunch of new houseplants. I don't buy nearly as many during warm weather.

Succulents used to shrink away from me when I slowed down near them in the store. I've gotten better at them though.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 19, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Hilarious! Thumbs up Hilarious!
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Angela
(Zone 7b)
Region: New York Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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AR
Jan 20, 2015 8:32 PM CST
Hilarious!
Plants just make
everything better.

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