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Project by XploreOrganics posted 12-28-2008 01:03 PM 3962 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dearly miss my house plants. I had 32 house plants various species and sizes. However, I decided to clear all of them out of the house last year as the time needed to care for them was getting a little out of hand as well as the soil in the house caused some problems with my breathing.

I noticed these little terracotta pots at a local dollar store as well as several nice varieties of polyethylene and fabric plant picks.

For $6 I bought 3 pots and a few picks.

I brought them home and cut some EPS to fit the pots (left over bits from garage insulation) and gathered some moss in the woods behind our house.

I simply covered the EPS in moss, cut the picks to the desired size, shaped them and stuck them in.

A nice little simple project that adds a little green to the indoors.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/



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hardiness zone 5b

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-29-2008 07:20 AM

plant care is much easier this way :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

5121 posts in 3471 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 12-29-2008 07:44 AM

I hate to admit that I have some artificials as well – in the places where there is not much light available. Other windows are stuffed with plants I try to keep alive so I can put them out next spring.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

7374 posts in 3621 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 12-29-2008 08:52 AM

Nice organic plants you got there X. :-) Just teasing.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-29-2008 10:58 AM

Yup, Not as organic as I would like but much more “energy” efficient…hehe

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3471 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 12-29-2008 12:41 PM

Just don’t forget what/who they are and water them. =0)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Barb

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hardiness zone 9

posted 03-24-2009 06:53 AM

Thanks! We just bought a vacation home in Florida that will only be used about 4 times a year, and was trying to visualize what to bring in that will still be standing when we show up! This will do it!! :-D

-- Life is a Garden-Dig It! La Porte, TX (Zone 9)

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