Houseplants with a difference

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 Hey All,

As is becoming a bit of a habit this post is a little late again, the weather has been so wonderful and l have spent a lot of time in the garden working on some really great new project. I’m looking forward to giving you an update as soon as I have some spare time to sit down for more than 5 minutes.

I’m hoping all you houseplant challengers are enjoying your new additions and have not had any drama.  I have decided after some wonderful advice not to re-potting Stella so l have taken it on board and have decided to hold off for a bit. I have changed my watering a little as the plants don’t seem too thirsty or dry,  I have been letting them dry a little before watering. Seems to be working and both plants are doing so well. If you not sure how wet or dry it is stick your finger in. Another great piece of advice provided by a wonderful blogger. Thanks heaps, sharing is caring.

Since my last houseplant post l have been working on a new indoor plant project. This is also another reason my post was a little late(l had trouble finding my air plants).

After seeing all the wonderful Spanish Moss at the Darwin imageBotanic Gardens l was a little inspired to do a little project involving air plants. I have not really had a lot to do with these plants in the past but have seen many different ideas on Pinterest so l thought this will be a little challenge within my houseplant challenge. I love trying new things around the garden:)

After doing the rounds of all  my local nurseries and having no success in find any air plants l decided that l would get in the car and go looking a little further which brought me to a nursery about 45 minutes down the road. Grow Master nursery it was such a big place l will have to return for a better look in the near future.  After spending a lot of time trying to decided which air plant l like as l really liked them all. I decided on the Usneoides ‘Spanish Moss’ and a Tillandsia Baileyi.

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Tillandsia Baileyi

My project is a little sentimental as well as really cool. I have had the large shell for as long as l can remember, the sand used for the project was collected by my son from the beach where he lives and the shells belong to my husbands grandmother(whom has sadly moved on)she collected them many years ago for who knows what but there are about three large boxes with all sorts. She was a gardener in ever sense of the word and I can only guess they were something to do with her garden/wonderful flower displays.

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Usneoides ‘Spanish Moss’

With my project complete I think it turned out pretty good. Even better all the plants need to survive is a little water, light, a little fertilizer every month and of course AIR.

If you are looking for a little more on care of air plants I stumbled(love google) on a great site Air Plant Supply Co which has some really great tips. If your new to air plants it’s a great place to start.

Do you have a great air plant idea you would like to share? I love to hear from you.

Till Next Time

Happy Indoor Gardening:)

About Chantal

My name is Chantal Currie, I'm 40 years old and married with two children, a Labrador named Lola, a very spoilt chihuahua Milo and Tiger the cat. I live and work on our dairy farming property. My hobbies use to be my kids now they don't need me anymore (boohoo) l get to spend my time in my garden.

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  1. Those are really lovely! I didn’t realize there were so many different kinds of air plants! Might have to take a look the next time I go to the garden center……

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  2. Can’t wait to see their progress.

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  3. debra hall says:

    nice idea with the shell 🙂

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  4. Hi Chantal, I wanted to let you know that I really loved your airplant ideas with seashells. I fell in love with airplants late last year when I found three attached to stones with messages “hope” “imagine” “dream”. I have a foto of them on my website: https://mariemathilda.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/imagine-hope-dream/. Unfortunately, I did not know how to water them properly; so two of them died. Recently I found other airplants at our local flower shop. I bought some, among them one Tillandsia Baileyi. With the help of your post I also figured out how to care for them – so they are thriving in my motto stones! I wish I could send you a photo but I do not know how to insert one into the comments section… Happy gardening and regards to Stella & Farn

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    • Chantal says:

      Hey Marie, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you liked my post. I think the air plants are really fun and interesting. I must admit l’m pretty new to the air plant world, but think I’m hooked. I will certainly be on the look out for some new additions myself. I look forward to keeping you up to date on my gardening adventures. Thanks you so much for your support and wonderful blog. You have been the sunshine in my day today and I can’t thank you enough. I hope you have a wonderful day:)

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