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by Sherri on January 24, 2004 08:31 PM
I'm trying to decide what kind of plant to hang in one of my kitchen windows. It has to like direct sunlight and not be a very large plant. I was going to go with ivy, but I have so much of it already, I'd like something different. Any suggestions? I've already got my bracket up and ready to go, now I just need the plant!

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by barleychown on January 24, 2004 08:40 PM
Do you know about how many hours it would get of direct sunlight? I have several types of plants in a very sunny window, but they only get between 2-3 hours of direct light a day... [gabby]

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by lizheaemma on January 24, 2004 09:34 PM
I'll answer for Sherri, it's a South window that I think would get about 5 or 6 hours of full sun!
I think a succulent would be nice there Sherri!
a String of hearts or a burrows tail or a string or beads... They won't grow too fast and they don't take up too much space, which you don't have too much of right there!
by barleychown on January 25, 2004 04:40 AM
I found this little blurb in my notes, sounds promising... [dunno]

"Chenile plant (Acalypha hispida) produces fuzzy, long, red, cat tail-like blooms that dangle from the ends of the branches. It grows best in bright light and high humidity - great for sunny kitchen window."

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by Jillie on January 25, 2004 04:27 PM
What a cute plant! [thumb]
Love the "tails"

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by weezie13 on January 25, 2004 04:55 PM
Barley, those are alot of fun!!!
Aren't they related to the "Loveliesbleeding" ones too>?

I know of a member that was searching for ideas for hanging baskets, I know they'll be here soon to look for some ideas...
It was for a windy area too!!!!
Keep thinking girls!!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by lizheaemma on January 25, 2004 05:34 PM
Wow that's a Diva plant your oldest would love it! [flower]
by barleychown on January 25, 2004 07:01 PM
Thanks for the pic, Bill!!! [clappy]

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by Sherri on January 25, 2004 08:20 PM
Barley,what a cute plant! I don't know what kind of luck I'll have finding one around here, but maybe I can find the seeds in a cataloge or something. Thank you for the ideas everyone!

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by Will Creed on January 25, 2004 11:43 PM
Hi Sherri,

Here are some possibilities:

Lipstick plant (Aescynanthus)
Asparagus fern
Goldfish plant (Columnea)
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa)
Purple heart (Setcreasea)
Rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii)
Spider plant
Strawberry geranium (Saxifraga stolonifera)
Tahitian bridal veil (Gibasis geniculata)
Velvet plant (Gynura scandens)
Wandering Jew (Zebrina pendula and Tradescantia albiflora)

All of these do well hanging in a window with about 6 hours of direct sun.
by barleychown on January 30, 2004 08:43 PM
I found the chenille plant in one of my catalogs...

Chenille plant

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by catlover on January 30, 2004 08:57 PM
Oh Barley that is a great looking plant! My bedroom is on the South end that would be perfect! [thumb]
Wonder how high the cats can jump!!! [Roll Eyes]

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by weezie13 on January 30, 2004 09:02 PM
Barley,
This isn't park of your inital post,
but on the Parks site you posted,
if you go to the bottom left hand corner,
it has Seed tapes, mats and circles!!
Those can be alot of fun for first time gardeners.
Or children or really older folks who have mobile issues!!!!!!

I started with those types and they were so much fun...
And those prices there weren't too bad, I've
seen them alot more.... And if you clicked on it
it had several varieties for all 3 catagories!

Thanks Barley!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by barleychown on January 30, 2004 10:23 PM
Catlover - I can't begin to count how many times I have caught Odelle standing on her back legs on the NARROW windowsil...front legs stretched over her head, paws wrapped around a spider plant leaf or baby, trying to pull it to her mouth! [Razz] Brat!

Weezie - those things are so cool!!! I had several types of them last year...they did really well!

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by Sherri on January 31, 2004 03:43 PM
I found a goldfish plant!!! [grin] [Wink] It is soooo cute! And it looks adorable in front of my window. Thankyou everyone for your suggestions. Now I need to find a chenille plant for my other kitchen window!!!! [angel]

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