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jlm303(5)August 25, 2013

Hello all-
I have read some posts here and there when searching for information and thought it was time I joined up. I live in the Midwest and have around 30 violets, 20 or so orchids and few other gesneriads thrown in for luck, all in a house way too small for all this! Because of the house size, most of my plants are miniature or semi although I have a Harmony's White Lace that has been blooming its head off for years. I do love the vintage violets and have been searching for 'Rodeo Country' and Granger's 'Huron' after seeing them at shows. I can't complain, the search has led me to many other lovely violets. I don't have a question or comment, just wanted to introduce myself.

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pagenie1

What a beautiful display! Where did you get the plant stands? They would look great in our bay window if our snoopy cat wouldn't climb them! :)

'Genie

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:28PM
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bragu_DSM 5

yes, i have some unwieldy orchids that would go well in plant stands like that ... do tell!

welcome to the land of ... "gee that's nice I'm going to have to put that on my list too" ...

The MW is great, except in winter! Ah, yes I remember having to walk 2 miles in snow 6 feet high to school, uphill both ways.

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dave

dave

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 5:06PM
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jlm303(5)

They are votive candle displays! Usually the taller ones are too wide for the windowsill. These were perfect. I may well convert them for orchids in the winter when the violets go to my study under lights. (Less drafty)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Linda

Jim,

Beautiful display! (you do understand that we are all mumbling to ourselves about where we can place a similar set-up in our house...)

Linda

P.S. Welcome!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:09AM
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Linda

Jim,

Just read your page and noticed the mention of English roses in your garden. Where do you live in the Midwest? I'm in southern Ohio and I have tried Austin roses for years. It is so hot here most summers that they either fail to thrive or grow like a weed on steroids. I've been to several gardens in England and they are quite beautiful. In England. Not so much in Ohio. ;(

Linda

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:14AM
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pagenie1

Now for the big question, Jim. Where did you get your votive stands?
I have searched but found nothing to compare.

Thanks for sharing, 'Genie

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 10:07AM
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jlm303(5)

Hi Linda, Genie -

I sent a reply earlier this morning but I don't see it.
I live in central Illinois. It started as a good year for roses as we had so much rain. Now we are dealing with record black spot and powdery mildew. I do have a friend here who has grown gorgeous English roses for years. Right now, nothing looks too good. My goal is to someday have a garden that looks good in August!

The votive holders were just sitting there, half price, in the candle section of a home/garden store. I grabbed them both and ran!

Jodi

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:53PM
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chiquib313

Love your display. Would you be willing to share the name of the store where you purchased it?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 9:22AM
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bragu_DSM 5

... I smell a road trip to Illinois ... closest wins ... Iowa ...

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dave

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 6:11PM
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Linda

Or maybe Jodi should go buy us all one or two stands and ship them to us...

Linda

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 11:10PM
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