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#68198 September 17th, 2006 at 04:54 AM
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We have a great bathroom, perfect for plants due to a large skylight and lots of mirrors. It is very bright in there.

I have been slowly adding plants but this winter I plan on making the space into an indoor jungle of sorts.

Here is what I started with.

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Between the tub and counter
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Corner above toilet
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#68199 September 17th, 2006 at 04:55 AM
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And what I have done so far.

The counter
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Ivy I recieved from Angie.
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Wandering Jew I recieved from Becky.
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#68200 September 17th, 2006 at 04:57 AM
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Between the tub and counter

I have hibiscus in front of the rack.
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African Violet and Spider plant on the rack.
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#68201 September 17th, 2006 at 04:59 AM
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I have not done anything with the corner above the toilet yet, but working on the tub.

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Ivy, Avocado and a Spider plant that I got from Patty.
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And another avocado in the other corner of the tub.
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#68202 September 17th, 2006 at 05:03 AM
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So the plan from here is to put up a rack of sorts over the tub to be able to hang plants from, a shelf across the back corner of the tub and a lattice trellis to the left of the tub for morning glory to climb. All of this will be painted a fall orange or rust. I think I also want some lattice on either side of the mirror over the sink for the ivy to climb. Also some kind of hanging plant in the corner over the toilet.

Any idea of what else may do well in this space?

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Beautiful, just beautiful...when will you have time to help me redecorate my room and turn it into a jungle LOL???

#68204 September 17th, 2006 at 07:39 AM
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I love it! I can't wait to see the finished project... please keep us posted!

Joanne

#68205 September 17th, 2006 at 07:47 AM
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Triss a pitcher plant would work well in there the humidity probably would be at a pretty good level with baths and showers especially because you have a skylight and mirrors Duh grinnnn

#68206 September 17th, 2006 at 08:02 AM
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Thanks you guys. I am looking forward to getting more and more green in there and for the plants I have started to grow and fill out more.

I PMed you Diane! grinnnn

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thumbup it's looking good triss!

#68208 September 17th, 2006 at 08:20 AM
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You could, also, buy those fake vine garlands and tack them around your mirrors, Triss. I did that to my guest bathroom and it looks pretty good. I have a pothos and a philodendrun in that bathroom since it has a skylight, too....

Dianna

#68209 September 17th, 2006 at 08:26 AM
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Thanks Jiffy.

I do have a heart shaped philo in my livingroom Dianna, I should start some cuttings of that, but I do not want fake vines, I am really hoping to get the real ones to grow. I also want to get one of my dieffenbachia's in there once I get the shelf and a few more AV's.

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Triss, my philo and pothos are real and are in baskets on either side of the mirror. I tacked the plastic vines around the mirror. My plants try to latch on to it. I am sort of hoping they will train themselves to follow it...

Dianna

#68211 September 17th, 2006 at 08:47 AM
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Oh well, now that is a good thought. May have to rethink the fake vines then. thumbup

#68212 September 17th, 2006 at 08:49 AM
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It gives them something to cling to...

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#68213 September 17th, 2006 at 08:57 AM
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How does the philo cling? I have mine in the livingroom and they are growing great and the vines getting long, but they are not even trying to grow up the plant hanger or even wrap around it at all. Just the other day I pulled two of the longest vines up and through the top part of the hanger so they can continue to grow cuz I eventually want a big full plant. How would I train them to actually grow up the hanger though?

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Not sure how, Triss, but mine do it. Duh I have had to peel some of the things off my wall and mirror!

I have been trimming mine lately. I am thinking I need to start some new ones. These have leaves that I think are too big. They don't look as pretty as they used to...

Dianna

#68215 September 17th, 2006 at 09:33 AM
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I guess mine is just being persnickity then. laugh

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Triss why couldn't you use tomato ties it's 'stretchy' and green. OR you could weave it in and out of the lattace and with that you wouldn't even need to use any training tie ..BY weaving it carefully you can direct its growth.. If you want coverage faster start several at the bottom and space the pots out. There are even wire baskets that have hooks on them that hook on lattace I use one for my lattace out side just because I didn't want the pot on the ground. I got it at dollar general for 2.oo It can't handle a heavy pot but if you had a couple of them hooked on it could be used as a filler untill your vines started getting longer .. I had a house in KS had a sunroom I used two old chain links fences made frames for them and placed 3"
from the glass and nailed those frames straight into the floor and ceiling and grew phil' , and Hyiencyth Bean vines. It didn't produce as many bloom but the vining was awesome It took a couple of years to fill in but it was worth the wait. I had pots on the floor and every other one was phili' and HBean Vine the wall (floor length was 15 ft and Floor to ceiling was 9 FT I sat the frames on the window side of the room(SOUTH_WEST) even in the winter it still was green ,, Didn't mean to go on and on But just to let you know It can be done with enough bright light! thumbup

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I am planning on weaving the morning glory once I get that going in the bathroom, but for now my philos are just in macrame hangers here in the livingroom. No real place here for lattice. The ties are a good idea though.

#68218 September 17th, 2006 at 10:05 AM
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It looks great Triss! Are you thinking of putting any ferns in there? They love the humidity of a bathroom, and you would have great lighting for them.

oooooooooh - you've got to get a Rabbits foot fern! thumbup clp
Do you have any of those yet - I love them, but cannot grow them in my oh-so-dry house! :p

#68219 September 17th, 2006 at 12:46 PM
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I had not thought about ferns, until this year when I got one from Bill, I did not like them. Now I love them so I should think about it. That rabbits foot fern is way cool! Yep, it is going on the list! That would look great in a hanger in the corner above the toilet.

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How does the philo cling?
The aerial roots that are put out at the "notches" of the stem somehow attach to the wall (or glass, or whatever is nearby). You can pull them off easily, but they grow some strong attachments pretty quick!

Your bathroom is going to look awesome!!

#68221 September 17th, 2006 at 09:53 PM
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I think I read your mind Lynne, I was also thinking of fern. Although, I don't think it is a "true" fern, what about Asparagus fern. They love the humidity too.

#68222 September 17th, 2006 at 10:54 PM
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Mine don't have those Tonya, I wonder why? They are healthy so I guess that is all that matters. I really need to read more about them I guess.

Mel, What do you mean "true" fern?

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