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    Life With House Plants

    I have  a few house plants of various sizes.  I wouldn't be without them!  They make me smile.  Why do they have this magical effect on me I'm not quiet sure.  But they do.  They're like family I have named  most of them! They're always there...
    groovygranny groovygranny 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2010

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    Oh Yes I Do!

    I got my green thumb from my father. He taught me how to work the ground and plant a vegetable garden and flower gardens when I was a kid. Now that I'm an adult I have tons of gardens outside and a lot of house plants inside. I live in a sexless marriage and the "wife" / room...
    de1946123 de1946123 61-65, M Sep 27, 2010

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    My Chili Plants

    I had 3, they all died at the end of 2011. They lasted since late May but I am sad they died. One day I will keep a plant alive, I cant wait until that happens.
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F Jan 5, 2012

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    A Blooming Winter

    I am a lover of nature. Any time I have time off, I'm outside. Only in the warmer months. When winter comes, I hibernate. I still have greenery all around me. . . . . just counted the ones in visble sight here around my desk. I am looking at 25 plants. Some are as tall as me...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    What To Do When You Realize Your Plant Will Never Kiss Or Hug You :p

     Joking about title guys, calm down :) I'm a 26/ female living alone and i own a houseplant ; but he's cool i promise. My plants' name is Kuroda and he has a little man who lives in his Bonsai branches; his name is Zhang. Of course my bestfriend had given the tree a chinese...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Adopt

    I like having plants in the house. Some love the light, others not so much. They add color and texture to my place. Plus they add their own living vibes. Sometimes they may need a bit of cleaning. Picking up a dead leaf or pinching off a dead flower is not a problem. I...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    House Plants? They Are More Like Members of the Family.

    My mother has a neon green thumb, it scares me sometimes. She knows what to do to make her plants turn into human like green monsters who can consume a huge portions of your free time. She prunes, plucks, and clips them to perfection.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh 16-17, F Jun 2, 2009

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    Well I Did

    I had a tomato, pepper, and vine plant my tomato and pepper plant got attacked over night with bugs and my vine plant died from being moved, or at least thats what I tell myself I moved in with family for a bit and my mom took my plant outside when the weather was freezing and...
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F Jul 27, 2010

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    I Have A Houseplant

    I have just one houseplant a small evergreen in a pot. It's my Christmas tree
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 5, 2011

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    Wish I Could Charge Them Rent

    tons of spider plants and philodendrons.  one of my philies starting climbing the wall of the kitchen and made it's way to another room.  it keeps trying to take over other plants and their personal space.  this one i would really like to charge rent. ...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla 36-40, F Jan 2, 2009

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    I Can Make Anything Grow

    Give me your clearance-sale plants, the over rooted, sunburned, half dead, shriveled and broken stemmed plants and i will give you a jungle!step 1. find a plant or cutting.step 2. prune all dead material off, even if you have to cut off all the blossoms and bloomsstep 3. Re-pot...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    Easy To Grow :) The Peace Lilly:

    I have personally over watered it, gave it to much sun, not enough sun, dried it out till all the leaves were limp & laying down, it survived. I have done this to the same plant over & over and i still have it & it is growing fine & flowering right now :)
    Weselowski Weselowski 41-45 Aug 24, 2012

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    They Overtake My Den

    African Violets, Pothos, all kinds of Ivy. GrapeVine, and peace lillies just to name a few.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    They Don't Do Much

    I have some house plants.  I don't know where any of them come from, they just accumulate in my bathroom. I don't really like it, but all the ones I try to set free by planting them in the garden, die.  I understand why so I keep them, and water them, and suffer guilt about...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 15, 2011

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    I Love My Houseplants

    My grandmother had a green thumb and tried to teach me how to take care of plants.  It looked like I hadn't inherited her "green genes".  I cannot tell you how many plants I killed.  Finally, after years of trying, I am happy to say that I finally have 4 plants - 3...
    Legadema Legadema 41-45, F Jan 29, 2011

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    And I Water Them!

    Plants are great!  They're decorative, they clean the air, and they grow.  Like your pets, they're living creatures that rely on you for their care.  And they grow and change over time.  If you're good to your plants, they will become lush.  If you...
    panasonic panasonic 36-40 Jan 2, 2009

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    I Have

    A huge peace lily, a moses in the cradle & a pothos. My BF, on the other hand, has about 2 dozen plants. I have never met a man who likes plants as much as he does. We don't even have shades on any of the windows, because he wants the plants to get as much sunlight as...
    Lushesb Lushesb 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2009

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    A Flower Of An Orchid

    My back porch is all windows, perfect to grow any and all my houseplants. I have a dozen different kinds. My favorite is a giant old Orchid i have had for years. She has been in full bloom for ...8 months now! I go to her every morning, brush against her with my hand and tell...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Jul 28, 2011

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    What Houseplant/s

    I have a spider plant at the moment, I'm not green  fingered, could anyone suggest  a houseplant/s that are easy to care for and low maintenance. from small leaves to large and or broad leaf types! such as ficus and or yuca's and any others thanks. I think I should...
    JImJam10 JImJam10 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    I Too Love House Plants !

    Once upon a time I had over a hundred house plants all through my house. It was like a jungle. Over the years with moving and all, I'm down to 25 house plants now. They are my babies. I've watch them grow over the years too. Oh My, at least 4 of them almost touch the ceiling...
    angelsamongus angelsamongus 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    I Have Some :)

    Some are almost dying...lol..I forget to water them sometimes.. I'm planning on buying a cactus. Is it good as a houseplant? I want to place one near my computer because I read somewhere that it absorbs radiation.
    anschel anschel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    I Have Made My Own Little Jungle

    Now most people that will read this will probably be from more temperate climates than I live in...  See .. I live in Canada, but Please don't get me wrong .. I live in a fairly warm part of Canada.. ( I am NOT a fan of cold and snow!) but it is such an extreme change of...
    BlueHaze09 BlueHaze09 31-35, F Jul 29, 2011

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    I Don't Know Why

    I don't know why, but when I see a sickly and forlorn house plant at the hardware store, grocery store or nursery, this guy will "adopt" it. The plants usually just need to be repotted and given some TLC to become healthy and happy. (Yeah, I talk to them. I'm weird that way...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Jun 26, 2011

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    The Plant Lady

    I maintain tropical (non-hardy indoor) plants professionally and personally.  I like plants and people who like plants.  I'm happy to respond to ypur questions and experiences.  And yes, I know the "fancy" names of many houseplants.  It's not snobby, but very...
    GRR54 GRR54 56-60, F Jul 6, 2010

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    Indoor Garden

    I have only 7 houseplants right now, and two of them are dying ivy. I can't figure out why they are dying! It's sad! Other than those 2, the plants I have are doing well but I don't know the names of the others I have. (How embarrassing!) I'd love to learn more about...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    My Goldfish Plant Is Not Doing So Well

    I love my houseplants...I have quite a few...I love how they warm up a home...but my goldfish has been dropping it's leaves since the fall...it's looking very sparse now, when it used to be full and lush...not sure what to do about this...i've tried many different things...moving...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    I Have Some Tropical Houseplants...

    Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies since I was a little girl. Houseplants can brighten up any rooms and it just makes me feel pretty good... I have more than 30 most of them are tropical houseplants including pink & orange Bougainvilleas, Jasmine, Anthurium, 8 Orchids, 3...
    jssp jssp 41-45, F Feb 22, 2013

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    Color In The Dead Of Winter

    I am blessed with my houseplants. When winter comes, I get off balanced, depressed due to lack of sun and color! So, when I wake on a cold winter morning like today..and look over my shoulder and see color...I am all smiles!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Cherry Tomato Plants, Impossible?

    I have went through three different cherry tomato plants; with hopes and dreams of them all being able to grow big strong and full of tomatoes. My third one died recently. Are they hard to grow, or am I just really bad with them? They always do this -grow really tall -smell...
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    My Grandpa's House Plants

    My grandpa has house plants. They used to be my great grandma's plants. They can be a pain. I hate how they at times get in my way.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Aug 6, 2010

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    My pride is my Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria

    heterophylla) that is now 4feet tall. Not a spot of brown on it, not a dead leave anywhere. I have an African Violet, a Sago palm, a frilled palm, and a tropical plant that I have no idea what it is, but it's really cool. I used to have a forest of houseplants, but several moves...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 Jan 29

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    Plants

    houseplants are everywhere in my house. I love flowers, plants and herbs! there is just something magical about growing things from a seed. I just feel like it is amazing! Plants are a great way to cheer up a bad day.
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F Aug 6, 2010

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