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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 3, 2016 5:34 PM CST
I suspect that for most of you, you desire more plants. I have the opposite problem. But, I did well this summer and got rid of a lot of plants. Some sent to members here. Some sold locally. I just did an inventory (counting pots not plants.) 812. Yeah. More manageable than what I had in the last 2 years. I am running less lights this winter = lower electric bill I hope. Total feet of T5 HO bulbs = 148. That's about 36 less than last winter. Yeah. Gene
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Nov 3, 2016 5:36 PM CST
I'm still in love with those Sans you sent me. Lovey dubby
Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Nov 3, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Wow Gene, that's a lot of lights! I would love to see pics of your set up.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 4, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Esperanza said: Wow Gene, that's a lot of lights! I would love to see pics of your set up.

Thumbs up That's a LOT of indoor plants to tend to also ... it must be like a full time job!

~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 4, 2016 7:19 AM CST
Part time job maybe. Gotta be efficient. Did you see my post on watering? Nice thing about having so many is that there is usually something new going on. And with so many I do not mother any one plant to death. High on the list of how people kill their house plants is mothering them to death. If you only have a couple to check on you'll touch it, move it, water it, feed it, spray it to death. Gene
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 4, 2016 7:32 AM CST
I've downsized a few times the past 15 or so years but I still have a few plants inside and many containers outside. In the early 1970's I seemed to have trouble keeping plants looking their best for any length of time but I still kept acquiring more and more plants. Then I began working long hours and my plants seemed to be thriving on neglect. I finally realized they really didn't need watering every four or five days just because I thought they were thirsty. Green Grin!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
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madcratebuilder
Nov 4, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Gosh Gene, I feel so much better now, my plant obsession is minuscule at under 200 and only 37ft on lighting. I was afraid I was becoming obsessive compulsive.

Caring for those has to be near a full time job, and never a day off. Thumbs up
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 4, 2016 8:12 AM CST
Yes, I do not travel much anymore. Gene
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 5, 2016 6:43 PM CST
Gene I think I have said that many times......People that over water do not have enough plants.

I really do not have houseplants, they are plants I am keep over the winter until they can go outside in the summer. I look to a plant as something that is tropical and will add to my tropical look patio for the summer. But I think you have more than I have but I will not dare count. I don't want to know because I might start second thinking of buying another plant. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Nov 5, 2016 6:58 PM CST
@Cinta Rolling on the floor laughing I will not be counting either. I really do not want to know the level of insanity I have reached. Steve and Gene make me feel I might have a little to go before I meet a got to go talk on a sofa to someone level. Audrey...... so when did this start with you? What do you feel when you buy new plants? Well, it feels great....nuff said Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 5, 2016 7:01 PM CST
It is indeed possible that some of us might have OCD. Does it really matter? You do what you do. If it isn't right it will change itself. Gene
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Nov 5, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Gene does OCD mean Of Course I Do need more plants. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 5, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Good one !!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 5, 2016 9:17 PM CST
All I can say is they speak to me. Some time it is nice "Thank you for taking me home" .

Then I get the not so nice. "Take you hands off of me you murdering, malicious, cruel...... orchid, prayer plant. person. or..... .insert any plant or family of plants I keep buying and kill when I get my hands on them.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2016 7:16 AM CST
I could spend my money on other stuff but I'd rather spend it on lots of living green plants ... nothing better than being a plant hoarder! Thumbs up
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 6, 2016 7:32 AM CST
I sometimes get visitors who ask me why plants. Never sure how to answer that. Gene
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2016 8:40 AM CST
gasrocks said:I sometimes get visitors who ask me why plants. Never sure how to answer that. Gene

Gene, there really is no answer to people who'd ask "Why Plants?" ... they'd never understand. Green Grin!

~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 6, 2016 8:56 AM CST
Exactly !
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 6, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Sometimes I think Less or More is like a relative term, more of a figure of speech..but as long as whatever is remaining grows well and good...go for it! Whatever makes one happy!

Less..get some more soon..
More..need to get much more! full enabling mode! Big Grin Big Grin Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Nov 6, 2016 11:09 AM CST
When I was very young and first was introduced to the concept of relativity, I was amazed at how many things it applied to. Gene

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