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by Office Secretary on April 07, 2005 03:49 PM
I am interested in brightening up my office; especially my boss' desk. We have flourescent lighting and few windows. My question is, are there any pretty, flowering plants we could keep in pots that would do well or possibly even thrive if properly maintained?
by Sue Z on April 07, 2005 05:05 PM
Hi OS, [wayey] W E L C O M E!!!!

If they are properly maintained there are several plants that can be in an office.

Try a dishgarden, (I get mine at Meijers), they have a variety of plants in one dish and they are just beautiful.

My favorite office plant is a dieffenbachia (also known as a dumb cane, because the sap in the cane is deadly).

It really is a beautiful plant, but keep it up and away from children. [Frown]

Do you have an English Garden nursery, there?

Whatever nursery you have there will have knoweledgeable staff to direct you to some beautiful office plants, but our english garden stores here have some really great deals. [thumb] [Wink]

Take care! [Wink]

Sue z
[wayey]

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by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 06:58 PM
Hello [wayey] Office Secretary,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum!
We are very glad you found us!!!

I just wanted to let you know,
I was going to move your post into
the HOUSE PLANTS SECTION...
You'll get some more replies in there...

Weezie

P/S And don't forget to take a peak around the forum, we've got lot's to do here, and fun also.
We're busy thru every season, especially during those longggggg winter months..
And we have several members from Maryland as well..Our own Loz is from there...
So stick around and say hello to your neighbors...

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by Smh023 on April 07, 2005 08:43 PM
Hey there, my office has peace lilies, ivy, and Irish Shamrocks.
I think those would be good.
Snake plants would be ok too.
by tkhooper on April 08, 2005 01:13 AM
Hi,

Coleus don't have much in the way of flowers but the leaves are very colorful. Here is a link that might be useful.

Coleus

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by weezie13 on April 08, 2005 01:54 AM
Office Secretary,

Here's some more growing info from
Bill's page's here at The Garden Helper.
Guide to Growing Painted Nettles/Coleus blumei

Weezie

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