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I’ve been into houseplants since I was a teenager. To me, a house is just not a home without them. I smile to myself whenever I’m out and around and I notice a window or balcony filled with plants. A kindred spirit! My dream home would be one with a sunroom. An actual greenhouse might be too much; I don’t think I’d ever leave home.

I am especially fond of Peperomias, Sansevierias, Begonias, Gesneriads and Aroids, in no particular order. I’m also starting to get into succulents, and I really like Echeverias, the tomentose Kalanchoes and the various Crassulas.

As of May 2003, I now have a home with a yard as well. So I’m learning to be an outdoor gardener, and having a ball. The person who gardened here previously already planted a lot of vigorous perennials (Lots of Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Foxgloves, Asiatic Lilies, Daylilies and Columbine), and we are slowly adding more perennials, shrubs, and bulbs to the garden to make it our own. True to my houseplant background, I also love planting in containers!

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5 IL

My favorite forum 1 is House Plants.

My favorite forum 2 is Cacti & Succulents.

First registered on October 31, 2001 .