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    Any planty people here?

    So one of my favorite hobbies (besides reptiles) is house plants! I've loved them for years but only really got into it a few months ago, and I got REALLY into it haha. I think I've got around 30 plants right now, give or take a few, which I guess isn't too many compared to a lot of other people in the hobby, but I really do love all the plants in my collection. I currently only have a pretty small space that's all my own and not a common space, and it's FILLED with plants, and that combined with my snake really makes it feel like a jungle and it just makes me happy haha.
    Anyway, I'm just posting this here out of curiosity to see if there are any other planty people here, maybe we could geek out about plants together

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    Re: Any planty people here?

    In our house, my wife is very much into the house plants. We have a little study type room that she has full of plants. She refers to it as her "zen" room. She definitively was born with a green thumb. If I were to bet on the one person that will chime in on this subject, it will be Richard. He has posted some great pics of plants and flowers that he has. I thought I read in a past thread that his job is (plant related). Sorry Richard if I was incorrect
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    i want so badly to be a "planty" person. none of my veggie gardens have worked out the last few years. tried REALLY hard this year and it seems to be a fail.
    i did get my first few houseplants about a month ago and i LOVE them. they make me happy just looking at them and they're all still alive so far. i have to be careful though b/c a lot are toxic to cats apparently....
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    Last year was my first year getting into plants and flowers. I haven't brought any inside though. I absolutely love how much better my yard looks with flowers around it. This year I added a flower bed on the other side of the house too. I've been slacking and have only picked out a few hanging flowers so far. This weekend I'll be picking out the rest of my annuals. My parenials are just starting to flower over the last week.
    I'm actually really enjoying it, despite always thinking it was "girly" growing up. Shows what younger me knew, hahahaha.
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    Re: Any planty people here?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentHill View Post
    i want so badly to be a "planty" person. none of my veggie gardens have worked out the last few years. tried REALLY hard this year and it seems to be a fail.
    i did get my first few houseplants about a month ago and i LOVE them. they make me happy just looking at them and they're all still alive so far. i have to be careful though b/c a lot are toxic to cats apparently....
    I've never had any luck with outdoor plants, I feel your pain lol. I'm so thankful my cats have no interest in my plants. I've heard that lillies are some of the most toxic, that's probably wrong and I'm not sure where I even heard it from, but I stay away from them just in case haha

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    Re: Any planty people here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Last year was my first year getting into plants and flowers. I haven't brought any inside though. I absolutely love how much better my yard looks with flowers around it. This year I added a flower bed on the other side of the house too. I've been slacking and have only picked out a few hanging flowers so far. This weekend I'll be picking out the rest of my annuals. My parenials are just starting to flower over the last week.
    I'm actually really enjoying it, despite always thinking it was "girly" growing up. Shows what younger me knew, hahahaha.
    Good for you!! I wish I was any good with outdoor plants, but I've just never been able to get it right If you've never tried having house plants I'd really recommend it, really easy to get addicted though.. kinda like snakes but cheaper haha
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    I'm mostly into my yard plants these days...I grow tomatoes (LOTS of them) & especially enjoy all that blooms & keeps the bees happy here; I'm pretty busy so I
    especially appreciate all the flowers that reappear on their own every year...daffodils, flowering redbud trees, azaleas, irises, mimosa tree, daylillies, crepe myrtles,
    purple vincas, holly & other shrubs with red berries, and all the other stuff out here...walking thru my yard (especially the back yard) it's my own private park, with
    many huge shade trees too. It just makes me feel good to be out there. As common as many of my flowers are, like the 8 large groupings of orange daylillies
    blooming right now (both front & back), they really brighten the day with tropical color...I can't help but be in a better mood when I stroll the path among them.
    I'm a "recycler"/rescuer type, so it pleases me that most of my irises & daylillies were thinned & unwanted where they were previously, & "free to any home".
    They've repaid me handsomely for taking them in.
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    Re: Any planty people here?

    I'm into my plants and actually been doing horticulture in the uk both landscaping and garden centres since leaving school 30yrs ago, I love them and I used to have to go to Holland buying houseplants every 3 weeks wich was a lot of fun and Italy in the spring buying specimen shrubs for 3 days a time
    Worse luck the owner sold the land to a developer to build houses on

    I still buy houseplants for my centre I'm at now and get to make some great displays with them, but I gues alot of our houseplants in the uk are actually your outdoor plants in the states depending on where you live

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    I have grown carnivorous plants for over two decades. Back when I lived in Atlanta I had a collection of over 500 species/forms. Now I mostly grow just Sarracenia in a bog garden that has a few Drosera scattered about as "weeds"

    I dinker around with other things. I always enjoyed "grocery store" planting, in the past I have grown pineapples, avocado, mango, oranges, sugarcane... I am trying mamey and jackfruit now
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    Re: Any planty people here?

    Quote Originally Posted by asplundii View Post
    I have grown carnivorous plants for over two decades. Back when I lived in Atlanta I had a collection of over 500 species/forms. Now I mostly grow just Sarracenia in a bog garden that has a few Drosera scattered about as "weeds"

    I dinker around with other things. I always enjoyed "grocery store" planting, in the past I have grown pineapples, avocado, mango, oranges, sugarcane... I am trying mamey and jackfruit now
    Wow that's awesome! I've never tried owning any carnivorous plants before but I've admired them from afar since I was a kid, always been a little too scared of killing them to actually buy one, though, haha

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