Brand New Pinup

There's a new pinup in town

I had a pile of vines that I wasn't really sure what to do with. After I gingerly pulled it out from between the slats of the blinds, and up off of the floor, and out from behind the plant shelf, I had a lot more than I had anticipated. The longest vine strecthed out to a length of 15 feet! So, I did what any good plant lover would do, and I adorned my house with them :)

pinned up pothos

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Growing and Healing

Dear Ivy,

If I make a cutting of my pothos plant, will that vine continue growing?

-Cautious Cutter

 

Dear Cutter, 

Clone away, my friend! Your plant will bounce back in no time! When you choose to cut a pothos vine in order to create a new plant, the vine that you cut will continue to grow, just not from the same point. The place where you have made the slice will callous over rather quickly. Then, from a growing point above that, a new leaf will soon appear.

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Orchid 911

Help, there's been an accident!

My orchid took a plunge off a shelf the other day! I had put up a shelf in my room, just above my lizard's tank. The new fangled adhesive I used did NOT turn out like the commercials... My gecko, Johnny Cash was nearly squashed when the whole thing collapsed into his abode! Luckily, he was sleeping in his little rock house at the time, so he was unharmed.

As for my orchid, that's a different story...

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Who Is Going To Clean Up This Mess?

My pothos have officially gotten out of control. I have a shelf in my dining room that has a bunch of plants living on it. It stands in front of a big, double, South-facing window that gets plenty of sun throughout the day. This is the prime plant real estate in my house. It's great for plants that need plenty of sun. In fact, it might even be too much of a good thing.

tangled vines

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Building From the Ground Up

Now that I've cleared and tilled the ground in the designated spots, I can start constructing the frames. These frames will be made with 4" x 4" lumber, cut to lengths of four and eight feet. To divide the beds, yet save on the total ground space, we decided to make bisected frames. Each one will be sixteen feet long and four feet wide. This way, I don't have to leave space between six separate beds for a mower to get through. 

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