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Need some design ideas

Discussion in 'Indoor & Greenhouse Gardening' started by curly_kate, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Feb 1, 2014
    curly_kate

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    DH & I picked up this piece at a yard sale last year. Apparently, it's two ammo cases that some enterprising old guy put together with a couple of boards. It's decorated for Christmas, but now that the holidays are over, I need an idea for what to put in the bottom level. Right now, it's in front of my windows and I have houseplants "upstairs," but downstairs is pretty much in the dark. I have some of the poinsettias that've hung on there now, but are on their last legs. Any ideas?

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    catjac1975

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    Lovely. You could just keep updating it with new inexpensive potted planet. Are Gazania around now? Or cyclamen? Or fern type potted plants. But I would go for color.
     
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    curly_kate

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    I love that idea, but will any flowering plants do OK if they don't really get any sunlight?
     
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    journey11

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    Nice find! It definitely begs for something green to come trailing out of there. Are you going to be moving it outside or on a porch for summer?

    Just curious, what is the design/words on it? Can't quite make it out.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2014
    catjac1975

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    Probably not. They would be used as you have used the poinsettia. You may be able to keep them looking good enough until you can put them outdoors.
     
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    so lucky

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    If you're not morally opposed to "artificial" they make some very realistic fern bushes that would look good there. I don't care to have artificial blooms in the house, but I do have some silk ferns in places that wouldn't support life.
     
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    NwMtGardener

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    Oh! Curly_kate you took a selfie! Did anyone else see her in the mirror?

    Love the case, a unique piece for sure. Whatever you put in the bottom nook, i might leave the christmas lights down there, it looks cool!
     
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    catjac1975

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    I did see her and asked. Where are the curls?
     
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    curly_kate

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    So lucky, I may look into some fake plants. I wonder if I could do some fakes and mix in some real greens or flowers.. Definitely something to consider.

    And the curls are there. They're always there....
     
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    I feel for ya Kate - I've got curls too... and yes, they are ALWAYS there..... :/

    I was thinking that the bottom would be a nice spot for some 'antique' books on plants/gardening or garden tools - maybe some good, rusted, oldies from a junk shop.. with the top full of seasonal plants. Maybe with some old seed packs sticking out like row markers....
     
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