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Saturday, March 1, 2014

More plants for the modern home

Posts about plants that look good in a mid-century or contemporary home are usually popular, and it's been a long time since I've written one, so here are some photos I've run across recently that you might enjoy.


Succulents and cactus
etsy.com - thewoodybeckers

Cactus
iiispired.blogspot.com

Fiddle-leaf fig
flickr.com - dabito

Staghorn fern and orchid
thefreshexchangeblog.com

String of Pearls plant
etsy.com - PlantworksPDX

Split-leaf philodendron, palm fiddle leaf fig
tumblr.com - bohemianhomes

Ficus and philodendron
oldbrandnewblog.com

20 comments:

  1. The second image is incredible! Love it!

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    1. I have some cactus that is growing so fast that it will soon be the size of the one in the center of the photo. Aren't those magnificent?

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  2. Now I know that plant I like is called 'string of pearls'! Thanks

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    1. Isn't that the cutest plant ever? I may have to get some to hang in one of my windows.

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    2. It's also commonly called Rosary Beads. I think because you need to say a hundred Hail Mary's to keep it alive!

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    3. haha Since I'm not Catholic, I suppose that really does leave me out.

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    1. And how about that copper planter with leather hangers?

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    2. You mean that wasn't part of the plant? (:
      Absolutely love it!

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    3. If it is, I'm going to buy a dozen! :)

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  4. Wonderful examples! Steghorn Fern is my personal favorite because it's the only plant who didn't died the last five years in house . Miss you too, btw :-)

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    1. I have always loved staghorn fern, but I've never had any. That may be my next plant purchase.

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  5. Love 'em all Dana. that Fiddle Leaf is spectacular. My three are hanging in there, but they need so much more light than I thought they would to really thrive. I laughed when I saw that String-o-Pearls. I gave mine a big talking to yesterday. It's on its last legs. I have had no luck with them. At all. Too much water, no water, not enough water - I can't win! I am not going to buy another one :( I really love them though. little ply (?) planter. I love all of these pics x

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    1. I used to have a green thumb and could grow anything, but lately not so much. If you have had that much trouble with string of pearls, maybe I won't try it. I love that little plywood planter too. I love that it mounts on the wall.

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    2. Is the pearls ever called "peas"... I think I saw something called "peas" that looked like this at an ahhh-mazing succulent place near my house that for some reason I have only just discovered.

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    3. I don't know if they're called "peas" or not, but it would make sense if they were. That's what they look like.

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  6. Great post Dana, lots of inspiration! I want tall cacti like those some day :)

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    1. Several times a day, I urge mine to grow. :)

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  7. Oh yes, that second pic is stunning!!! I love that little plywood box in the first pic too. My home is turning into a greenhouse, I adore green plants!

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    1. I still have my outdoor plants indoors for the winter, so it looks a little like a jungle in here right now. My cactus grew about a foot (30 cm) over the past summer. I'm hoping for at least that much growth again when the weather gets warm.

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