Monday, March 21, 2011

PLAYING WITH NEW PLANTS


My latest project.


Has anyone had any experience with air plants?

I ordered six little plants over the Internet
from Deltona Seashells & Gifts.



They arrived safe and sound packed in brown bags
and labeled as I requested.



Baileyi Tillandsia
There are so many to choose from,
I didn't have a clue.
I just decided on a random selection
and go from there.



Stricta Tillandsia
This one arrive with a bloom already
in place...
...I wonder how long it will last.




Ionantha Tillandsia
These were only 90 cents
so I got three.




Ever since I saw an article in last year's
"Home and Garden"
Christmas issue, I've been fascinated.

They featured them as a Christmas ornament.
I originally thought I'd do them next year
but I wanted to play around with them now.

I Googled Air Plants on Blogger and came across
a great post on "Modish".
I stole her idea of buying globes from CB.

The globes are actually for tea lights, but
they are perfect for air plants as well.


I added some sand and small pebbles for interest.


Some sources say to mist them weekly
others say to dunk them in water and give
them a shake. Everything I've read suggests
using non-chlorinated water.

I hope to hang them somewhere...
but I'm not there yet.

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I will be linking this post with some great
parties this week
A Stroll Thru Life
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All Things Heart & Home
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Shabby Chic Cottage
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12 comments:

  1. They are wonderful. I can just picture them hanging over my kitchen sink. I just might have to try that. Oh what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

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  2. These are so sweet! They remind me of terrariums from a few years ago and I know they are making a big comeback!

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  3. They are so neat looking--especially the one that is already blooming. I love the idea of using the globes. I saw that BH&G article too and then promptly forgot about it. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  4. I have a few tillandsias in the garden and i love them so much as they are wonderful and easy to take care. 90 cent is far to cheap, i bought mine (the 90 cent type) at RM15, but they propagated to give me 5 babies :) The purple flower is so beautiful. Putting it in the xmas ornaments is a good idea. Have fun!

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  5. Wow, those are sooo neat. I have never heard of any such thing. Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your new found treasure. Hanging them in a window where the suns rays hit the globes would be simply gorgeous.

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  6. Great post! It will be interesting to see how/what these little plant do.
    Best,
    Susan

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  7. Those look neat! I love the cb2 holders that you got.

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  8. They would look amazing hung up what a talking piece ;)

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  9. I'm amazed...these are stunning and I've never seen one done so beautifully. I would love to have one, ordering online is brilliant!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and HOme

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  10. Those are so unique. I have not seen those before. At first I thought you had made terrariums which is on my to do list. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  11. Love these so much, but I don't know where CB is that you ordered the glass chandeliers from. Please let me know...thanks so much...vera
    www.vlauterbach1@hotmail.com

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  12. these are so CUTE! heading over now to see if i can round up a basketfull by easter for my plant-loving daughter. sweetness! :)

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