Wow, that is cheap! I bought some Louisiana iris from an ebay seller--just got them today. I'm afraid to plant them this early, even though it's unseasonably warm now...got 'em in a bucket of water in the house.
Hiya Dans, welcome to the Plantaholics' sweetest dream! =) Looking forward to seeing you around more and getting you sucked into everything imaginable, from Winter Sowing to Veggie gardening out on your balcony! < =D
Hi Speedie. I'm an apartment dweller so I won't be making any midnite runs to the 24 hour nursery because I suddenly noticed there's a blank 2 foot space in the garden:) I've got a low light window in the bedroom, a larger sunny window in the living room and I've got some plants in the bathroom I'm growing under a combination of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. I just cut back those plants yesterday. Some of them were trying to get into the shower with me...
Maybe they wanted to rinse off their feet? ;) Whatcha got growing in there that likes a shower so much? =)
So, no balcony space, eh? Hmmm, well, I'm sure someone in here can find more plants for you to fill up every square millimeter that you've got! =) Sorry I can't help ya there, I'm not an indoors-growing person myself, all my growing happens outside; out front, out back, on the deck... Hmmmm, I'm sure I can make more space **somewhere** for more! =D
I never really thought much about plants until a decade or so ago. My girlfriend dragged me to a nursery in the winter and I converted:) I mean, it was freezing and snowing and blowing outside, but inside it was warm and humid and plants were everywhere. They was every color and shape and size. That was when I realized you could have more than just a place to live; you could create your own world!
Having space to do it outside must be the ultimate. Inside, you're limited by space and light. Outside..you're only limited by your imagination..and budget:)
I just got my first Dave's newsletter. Very informative. I liked the part about how there are 600-some thousand members and five thousand subscribers. Geez, I hope the Dave's gang isn't in it for the money..
This is the ONLY place that I actually pay to be a member, and it is sooooooooooo worth it!!!!!! This site is worth its weight in Gold and Platinum and salt and diamonds!!! It's all because of the fabulous members, of course. =)
I did the five bucks for two months bit just to get a taste of things. I'm buying plants and I needed the info Dave's has on them. Good value there.
Wal-Mart's site is good for free researching. I was buying a carpet shampooer and I used the info on Wally's site to compare different brands and read customers' reviews. Then I bought a refurbished one off of Ebay!:) I could have gotten a new one at the local Wal-Mart, but I couldn't find my orange sweat pants and black velvet sequined Elvis tee shirt to go shopping in...