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Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 23, 2021 9:25 AM CST
I love chocolate and cocoa, so there's no way i could resist getting a hoya that may one day produce flowers that supposedly smell like chocolate or Tootsie rolls. Grin
I bought two little plants in 4" soft plastic pots. They look like rooted cuttings that have just newly been planted in those pots for selling. After letting them rest and drink for a few days after their journey from California to NY, i'll transfer them both into good hoya medium, both into one 5" clay pot and saucer, for which I have a macrame hanger all ready.
They look healthy an full. Their leaf dimples all in a row remind me of snow pea pods- so cute! I have a good spot waiting for them, to hang in my main home office window which gets some morning sun and bright indirect the rest of the day. That prime window is not quite all filled up just yet. ;)
This next winter while the snow flies i'll be able to look at my Krinkle 8 and dream of Tootsie Roll flowers. Lovey dubby
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Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 23, 2021 5:08 PM CST
They do look good. :)
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2021 6:00 PM CST
Very nice, they look really happy and healthy and will be so pretty planted together! I look forward to seeing a photo once you've potted them up with the macrame hanger! Thumbs up

Years ago I had a Hoya labeled Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8') and one labeled Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle Kurl') They both looked identical and had the same identical pink carnosa blooms but the fragrance was very, very faint to me and although I've heard many describe the fragrance of Hoya carnosa's as that of chocolate, I couldn't smell chocolate. LOL, my sense of smell is weird though. I had a couple of night blooming orchid cactus that my husband always talked about being extremely fragrant when they were blooming and yet I couldn't smell a thing ... Nada, Nothing!!! I remember one time I had probably 6 hanging baskets of Hoya (Hoya lacunosa) hanging outside and we had a cold snap so I moved them into the family room. The fragrance was truly awesome but so overpowering that I had to move all but one into the guest bedroom and close the door! Smiling
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Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 24, 2021 1:19 PM CST
Lin it's true that people have different senses of smell, just as they can see colors a little differently. I tend to have very sensitive sense of smell.

Here is a photo of my two krinkle 8 babies now potted together in one 6" clay pot, hanging in a macrame hanger right in my bright home office window where it will get a couple hours of slanted morning sun only. Hopefully I will not have to repot it again for quite a few years. I hope it likes it there!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Jun 24, 2021 1:38 PM CST
LOL, I have a very sensitive sense of smell for most things but for some reason, certain fragrant flowers just don't register ... weird! Blinking

I love your macrame hanger. Thumbs up It probably won't be long before that Hoya is climbing up it! I did macrame back in the early 70's and made hangers for some of my plants and for friends. My aunt (who would be 104 if she were still alive) once made me a really pretty white macrame hanging table! It was 3 conjoined hangers and my husband cut a round piece of wood for the tabletop. I kept it in front of a window with a couple of plants sitting on it and I remember one of our cats used to like to jump up on it and it would go swinging and the plants would fly off onto the floor. It seems macrame is becoming popular again but I don't remember a thing about making all the knots and I'm sure my arthritic fingers wouldn't cooperate nowadays to even try making something. Sighing!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 24, 2021 3:58 PM CST
I did not make that hanger- it's so easy now to buy macrame hangers on am*zon or Etsy... I got six variously sized ones pretty cheap, and I already have five plants hanging in them around the house.
Lin, I'm 67 and I never actually did get into doing macrame. How well I remember it though! You have to be at least in your 60s to have lived through that craze- literally everyone had macrame plant hangers, bookmarks, wall hangings, belts, bracelets, vests, key lanyards... ugh! lolol
I have a couple of friends my age who told me how they used to macrame everything and give it as gifts. Too funny that, like bell bottom pants, macrame is now back in vogue. Grooovy!

I'll say one thing- these macrame hangers are extremely handy for securely hanging any sized pot with any saucer to catch drips. It's actually not easy to find decent hanging pots/planters these days in a size or shape you want, plus they are so cheaply made they'd never hold a big heavy hoya for years on end. This way, I can pick the right size pot from those I have, put a plastic saucer under it, and just load it into the right size macrame hanger. They are very sturdy hangers.
That was funny reading about your cat on the macrame 'trapeze table'. Hilarious!
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 24, 2021 4:27 PM CST
LOL, I'm 73 and yeah, I lived during the macrame craze! I was working really long hours back in the 70's and 80's and I didn't have a lot of free time but I did get into macrame as well as decoupage, silk and dary flower arranging and making wreaths. Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 24, 2021 4:46 PM CST
decoupage, yeah... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 25, 2021 10:31 AM CST
Macrame fan here Thumbs up
Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 25, 2021 3:23 PM CST
Too funny... http://www.housesparrownesting...
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Jun 25, 2021 5:15 PM CST
LOL, some of those are pretty hideous. I do like that rectangular table, except for the fringe stuff at the bottom. I made a few double and triple plant hangers back in the day. I always used natural jute until it began hurting my fingers and then I switched to white nylon.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 27, 2021 4:55 PM CST
OK, I couldn't stand it. Here's a recent piece of mine.

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A couple of my hoyas as well. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 27, 2021 4:56 PM CST
Woops! No hoyas. *Blush*
Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 27, 2021 6:33 PM CST
Peggy, that's impressive!
My cats would be right on it. Literally. nodding
Can you explain the two really long strings on the right?
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 27, 2021 7:13 PM CST
Oh, they were extras that I didn't need. I took them off. I do have three hoyas in that window, really. Smiling
Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 27, 2021 7:26 PM CST
Ah, that explains the heavy rod bracket at top- to hang the heavy hoyas on.
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 27, 2021 8:27 PM CST
It's part of a closet organizer system.
The shelves and rods work really well.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Jun 28, 2021 10:00 AM CST
Peggy that is so impressive, I really love it! Lovey dubby

Oh how I wish my fingers were still in good working order to be able to do macrame; I have two windows in my house that would be perfect for something like that!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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Peggy8b
Jun 28, 2021 12:56 PM CST
From one Peggy to another.............gorgeous piece of macrame work! Especially nice with the long fringe you left for the lower sash of the window.
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Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 28, 2021 4:20 PM CST
Thanks guys. *Blush*

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