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granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8916274

My husband built this plant stand so I could get more pots into the sunroom. Space in there is always at a premium in the winter! I was really happy with how it turned out, and the design is pretty simple.

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sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2011
11:57 PM

Post #8916808

Elegant design and solution.
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

December 5, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8917128

granitegneiss, what nice healthy plants you have! Your husband did a great job! We have a store-bought stand that's similar, but it doesn't have a fine finish. It has a green-tinted finish for outdoors, however we keep it indoors next to a bay window.

In case anyone wants to know I got ours at Gardener's Supply Company online. It's called "A-Frame Plant Stand". I don't work for the company but for those of us who like this design but don't have an expert carpenter in the family it's a quick solution for maximizing plant real estate near a window (I placed our stand on two white wire plant stands that blend with the wall and are hidden by the kitchen table).

I highly recommend adding a trailing plant that twines around the stand. I've attached a photo of a trailing fuchsia that looked great on the stand. We also had a trailing begonia that did very well at the stand growing 2 1/2 feet in one season and providing a show of red blooms for several months.

DoGooder

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martyR
Munster, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9050484

Very nice! I have been looking for something and saw the gardeners supply one, but it's too big to fit where i wanted it! I'm hoping that my husband will make me one, yours looks so good. Do gooder, Can I ask what the dimensions are?
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9051571

martyR, I got mine at gardeners.com. The dimensions are:

top shelf: 18"
bottom shelf: 40"
height: 45"
width: 15"

DoGooder
tombaak
High Desert, NV
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9089029

That is beautiful!
GreenThumbSuker
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9157963

Granite, Your Husband is amazing.. He did a good job for you and your plants.

Is that a huge Jade plant to the left of your picture? Nice!
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9158642

Yes, we have had it since 1975! Last time I transplanted it we used an engine hoist to lift it out of the pot.
GreenThumbSuker
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2012
11:24 PM

Post #9158816

1975... Wow! That is 37 years.. It is nearly as old as I.

I have attached mine. The original plant and the three in the front of the pot I started from leaves last year, maybe the year before.. I hope one day it is a beautiful as yours.

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granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9161187

That is a nice looking plant. Here is a better picture of my jade. I measured the circumference of one of the trunks, and it is 12.5 inches!

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GreenThumbSuker
Mobile, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 12, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9161761

I'm a little envious ;)

That is amazing and quite beautiful. I think yours is actually a Jade Tree now :D Thanks for sharing it with me, it gives me something HUGE to look forward to.. They are so easy.

The larger stalk in mine actually went through several months of abuse. When I found it it belonged to a friend who had forgotten about it because it fell back behind some other stuff she had on her patio. It had been back there for a long time, totally neglected. It had other friends in the same pot that had been the same size and died.. My friend killed a Jade plant, I couldn't believe it. I have had it for a couple years now and you can see how it bounced back with a bit of TLC. I also chose to grow it some new friends to share it's pot with after losing the others to such extreme circumstances.

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