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Re: houseplants

Hi, Dakota,

I am a dunderhead with houseplants.  Right now, all I have are two African
violets.  But when I was working in an office, the one plant that seemed to
thrive in spite of neglect and no natural light was Pothos.  It has
beautiful shiny leaves and grows into a cascading vine, even if it's just
grown in water (not that I recommend that!).  Looks fantastic in a hanging
basket or trailing over the edge of a partition.  I thought it might be
worth investigating for your collection.

Wendy in SW OH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dakota" <Dakota@hisword.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] houseplants

> Good morning!
> Thanks for all your input! ;0) I used to have some of the plants you
> mentioned. My mom had a beautiful Christmas cactus that bloomed. She was
> good with plants inside and out. I miss her! Our living room doesn't
> have very large windows, but the bedroom does. I'll have to ask John to
> put a bunch of hooks into the ceiling, as there's only one in the
> corner.
> I'd like to mention that these house plants seem to be good therapy. We
> love watching them grow! We've been through heavy stress for years with
> various events and it doesn't seem to be letting up either. My dad is
> near death. One of my sister's has advanced emphysema, diabetes type 2,
> and congestive heart failure. She has to have cataract surgery July 22.
> I'd appreciate prayers for both of them (Dad & Lil), thanks! Hope it's
> okay to ask here. We have many issues to cope with here, including my
> upcoming surgery. I won't go into the rest, but I wanted to say that
> these plants make us feel better. We enjoy the outdoor trees and plants,
> too, but these are right here in front of us all the time. Are there any
> house plants that don't need a lot of light? I lost my azaleas last
> year, because the guys planted them in full sun. We sure need to pay
> attention to each plants needs! LOL! My Black Knight Butterfly Bush has
> already attracted a big black butterfly. I thought it appropriate that
> the first butterfly was black. LOL!
> I can't find African violets here. We don't have a nursery, but just Wal
> Mart, Kmart, Lowe's, etc. We'll have to go to El Paso, I guess. I hate
> that freeway overpass system they have though, so I hope we can find an
> entrance through the suburb area. Just picture us on that freeway coming
> here with 7 dogs in crates carrying on because Daisy came into heat
> during our move! LOL! So much highway construction that we got off on
> the wrong turns and went through New Orleans during rush hour!! We moved
> here during late March last year, so got to enjoy all the beautiful
> wildflowers along the way. Florida was the prettiest and had the best
> rest stops. TX had so few that it was a hardship for us. No motel will
> let anyone stay with 7 dogs! LOL! We slept in the van with the dogs in
> rest stops. God bless truckers for all their kindnesses! The USA is such
> a beautiful country with such amazing diversity in climate and foliage.
> The trip from FL to NM was hard on us, but it was exciting fun, too.
> When I first came to NM from CA, I'll never forget how beautiful the
> desert was covered with wildflowers and with blooming cactus! Cactus
> flowers still amaze me.
> Thanks for your help!
> Dakota
> http://www.defendamerica.mil
> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneths me." Phil. 4:13
> --- "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net> wrote:
>  Snake plants are near impossible to kill. But their appearance is not to
everyone's taste. I think they are very interesting.
> What kind of spider plants do you have? Have you seen the ones that are
> I think they are really cool looking.
> SueNY
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
>   To: gardenchat@hort.net
>   Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 4:30 PM
>   Subject: [CHAT] Re: houseplants
>   I don't have Sue's talent for indoor gardening, so I stick w/ snake
>   plants, spider plants, aloe, Christmas cactus and I do have one African
>   violet that Jesse gave me that I haven't managed to kill yet, I'm happy
>   to say. Dakota - I'm in East Texas.
>   Pam Evans
>   Kemp, TX
>   zone 8A
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: SueNY
>   Sent: 6/27/2004 1:34:31 PM
>   To: gardenchat@hort.net
>   Subject: Re: [CHAT] Shouldn't it > houseplants
>   > Ferns need high humidity...unless you have a humidifer in your house
> are
>   > unlikely to survive there. I would suggest Cacti, Succulents, and
> plants
>   > like Pothos and Wandering Jew. What are the lighting conditions in
> house?
>   > Most houseplants need medium to bright light but not direct sunlight.
> Hope
>   > this helps. :-)
>   >
>   > SueNY
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