The mind of a Hoya grower...
Yeah, we're always trying to invent new ways to grow our plants! I look back through my old plant magazines from the 70's and see all kinds of interesting ways to display plants, to bring them into our environment in an aesthetically pleasing way.
So the other day, I was "restocking" my toilet tissue tower I got last summer after I remodeled my bathroom. It's a pretty thing - who says functionality has to be bland? (See the photo below...) Well, my head went to, "Hey, wouldn't this make a GREAT place to grow a Hoya that likes to climb and twist and wind? It would accommodate up to a 5.5" pot, and imagine how interesting it would look after a few seasons of twining around the wires. It's certainly not practical to do a bunch of Hoyas (price-wise, that is), but it would be fun to do a special one that you might want to display in one of your favorite spaces... I'm thinking micrantha might do well - it seems to want to twine. What others might do well this way?
Denise in Omaha