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A Wardian Case for Gardeners

By Dutchlady1
November 9, 2015

At an unplanned stop at a yard sale - I happened to just be driving by - I spotted this piece and immediately knew I wanted it, even though in our climate there is not much need for a Wardian Case.

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 8, 2015 6:38 PM CST
It's so pretty, Hetty. What a great find. Looks to me like a nice place to start seedlings, or maybe some of your plumie cuttings could use the extra humidity through the winter?
Elaine

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 8, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Thank you for the suggestions, Elaine. For now it is on my porch (out of the sun) with a budding orchid and some Tillandsias, but I know it will be something I will keep looking at. The top part tilts up to open it to the air and that is how I have it currently but for seedlings it might be good to have it closed.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2015 1:49 PM CST
Oooh, how nice! I love Wardian Cases and would love to find something like that at a yard sale! It would be so pretty with African Violets sitting in it or miniature Orchids or dwarf Bromeliads or Florist Cyclamens or ...
What a great find!! Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Nov 9, 2015 6:17 PM CST
What an awesome find--that is lovely. Enjoyed your article, as well. Hope you will post photos when you decide how you want to fill your new treasure.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 9, 2015 7:23 PM CST
I will; it's still adjusting to its new home Smiling

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