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Bring Nature In

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Bring Nature In

Postby Thaibebop » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:10 pm

My family and I are lucky that we live in an place where it is quick and easy to find some nature to get into, yet we still need to have some kind of nature representative in out home.

Mostly it has been lucky Bamboo, but this summer I thought about expanding on that. So, I was wondering how you bring nature inside. What plants do you like in your home, ferns, flowers of some type, big ones or small ones?

I was thinking of trying indoor Bonsai, has any one here done this? Have you had success, if so what types? Also, is it better to buy or grow your own?

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Re: Bring Nature In

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:15 pm

Great idea! :thumbsup:
We like to have plants growing in pots. Most of them are on a big table just inside a big window so they get plenty of light. If any of them start looking a bit sickly, we put them outside for a few weeks - not in full sun, because that would be too sudden a change, but semi-shade outdoors still gives them more sun than anywhere indoors.
What kinds you grow depends on lot on space. African violets are attractive and flower all year round, once you learn not to water them too much. Coleus have beautiful colourful foliage and will re-grow from even a single leaf if you do happen to kill them. Small ferns and palms usually do well indoors, because they usually grow in full shade in the wild.
Bonsai can look great but have always struck me as kind of cruel. I think it's better to choose something that is naturally the right size than to torture a plant into something it never meant to be.

Good luck with whatever you choose!

Kim

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Re: Bring Nature In

Postby Annapurna » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:52 am

Easy to cultivate, almost guaranteed success.

A small palmtree named Chamaedora elegans.

Gracious, not too large, will develop blossoms in winter.

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Re: Bring Nature In

Postby Mukunda » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:11 pm

[quote="Annapurna"We're all ignorant, Mukunda, here and there...[/quote]

That's true, but some of us try not to use that ignorance for being critical and judgemental of what others are doing, when we ourselves are doing the same thing only to a different degree.

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Re: Bring Nature In

Postby Annapurna » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Mukunda,

I don't think that anybody can 'use' ignorance intentionally.

Ignorance means to be unaware of something.

You can't use something that you are not aware of.


Do you feel personally addressed with 'cruel'?
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