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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.
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!!
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.|
You might be interested in the Houseplant Forum. http://garden.org/forums/view/...
Jan 13, 2015 4:19 PM CST
| , 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.
Newest Interest: Rock Gardens
Jan 13, 2015 5:22 PM CST
| Rosie! |
I always end up with houseplants, whether I meant to or not! 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.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Jan 13, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Jan 13, 2015 9:32 PM CST
| Rosie |
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.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Jan 15, 2015 6:10 AM CST
|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". |
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".
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!!
Jan 25, 2015 5:57 PM CST
| Rosie. I only have one 'houseplant' but it lives outside for most of the year. |
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Jan 25, 2015 6:19 PM CST
|Rosie! Happy to have you here! I also love Hoyas and Pothos.|
Feb 6, 2015 8:40 PM CST
| @plantdog! I think you'll enjoy this site ... tons of good people. Glad to have you here.|
Chile (Zone 9b)
Mar 5, 2015 12:50 PM CST
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!