Houseplants forum: Displaying house plants

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Aug 2, 2011 3:38 PM CST

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Displaying your plants is half the battle.
I use a number of tricks to maximize space.

hang pots from a bracket on the window (helps that I have 150 year old windows)
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I hang pots from my curtain rods:
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I even put hooks in the window frame to hang pots from:
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I also hang up to four 4 inch pots on a 6 inch pots and I also hang 4 inch pots on other 4 inch pots...3 deep to make a cascading effect.

How do you display your houseplants?
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Aug 2, 2011 4:25 PM CST
I'm using an old bakers rack and a tea cart for some of my plants.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Aug 2, 2011 5:04 PM CST

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I love them!!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Aug 7, 2011 4:09 AM CST
Nice displays, all! Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Aug 7, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Alot of my plants are on the light stand, others on a shelf under the window, on top of the tv cabinet others I hang from the ceiling with inviible pot hangers I make from clear tubing and fishing line.
Heres an orchid hanging from the ceiling, I love the random assortment of pots appearing to float in the air. Thumbs up


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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2011 5:23 AM CST
Is it fishing line? Looks very cool!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Aug 8, 2011 9:39 AM CST
yup, its good ald fishing line and clear aquarium tubing and you loop it together so that when you hang it, it grips around the pot. I got the idea from a catalog.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Aug 8, 2011 9:41 AM CST

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You should post it as a cool tutorial Big Grin Lovey dubby
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Aug 8, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Ok, I'll try to get one together, maybe I'll draw some diagrams to make it a bit easier. They are kind of confusing to make as the lines get tangled up Whistling
Name: Jen Smith
NE Washington State (Zone 5a)
Jeanette
Aug 8, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Steven, please do. I would love to try it too. Thanks, Jeanette
Jen
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2011 2:27 PM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Region: New York Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Tropicals
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Christine
Aug 8, 2011 2:34 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Name: Maria
Akron OH
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msDR
Aug 8, 2011 3:36 PM CST
My potted plants are all over the house -- bedrooms, bath, entryway and finally basement too as you can see in the picture. But because my inventory keeps growing by hour I'd love to start working on vertical options so can't wait to see the fishing line tutorial!
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Canadian Roses Seed Starter Tropicals Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Steven
Aug 8, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Heres the tutorial The thread "Invisible Pot Hanging Pot Holder" in Houseplants forum
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Aug 9, 2011 3:46 AM CST
Thanks! I tip my hat to you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Laura Hettenhausen
Highland, IL
Zone 5/6
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Laura
Aug 10, 2011 7:38 PM CST
sooo nice all!! :)

@Lee Anne, I love your pup pic too!!!!!!

HousePlants
Aug 12, 2011 8:10 PM CST
msDR said:My potted plants are all over the house -- bedrooms, bath, entryway and finally basement too as you can see in the picture. But because my inventory keeps growing by hour I'd love to start working on vertical options so can't wait to see the fishing line tutorial!
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I wish I had a basement to keep more plants. I like the setup you have in the picture. Maybe I can utilize a closet or somehing in such a manner to get some interesting plants I have been wanting.

Name: Maria
Akron OH
can't live without plants!
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msDR
Aug 16, 2011 9:26 PM CST
A bathroom would make a nice home for most of the plants as well, they'd appreciate some extra humidity. A great place to try Steven's method too Big Grin , so far I could only keep smaller gesneriads in my bathroom
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Canadian Roses Seed Starter Tropicals Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Steven
Aug 19, 2011 4:27 PM CST
Your Gloxinia looks great Maria! I am trying to rebloom mine...it made buds but I think they dried up. Glare Its the same as yours except dark purple.
Upper WI (Zone 4a)
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dirtpig
Aug 23, 2011 9:24 AM CST
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Hubby build this for me.At the time I had around 350 house plants.
I no longer have anywhere near that many.Just takes to much time
to water that many plants.I also lost a lot from bugs,form moving
them outside for the summer and bringing them back inside for the winter Angry

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