Monday, September 5, 2011

I hope this works

I continue to rejig the front office, while trying to find the still-elusive location for my desk without sunlight and glare.  One thing that I was stumbling over was the plant in the room, which has grown so large that it had to remain in a corner so that the walls could support it.

Old picture.

This plant is one that I picked up while I was in college, and it was 6" high.  It didn't have flowers at the time, but started blooming a while later.  It hasn't stopped growing or blooming since.

It's gotten so big that even the longest stakes I could find were too short, and it was in danger of toppling over.  I've been waffling about what to do for some time, and putting off what I thought was going to be the inevitable - throwing it away.

While trying to make room in the office, I ended up propping the plant in the dining room corner, had an idea and jumped on it without much thought.  A few minutes later, I had teacup hooks screwed into the wall,  and the plant had found a new home.  I suspect it'll look better when it grows large enough to go up and across the wall.

Or not.   I keep getting flashbacks of the 70's.  It reminds me of when people had ivies hanging in macrame hangers with big wooden beads, and the branches of the plants stretched out across the room.

I also think the light fixture looks too busy in front of it.  
It'd look better with a simple hurricane lamp, but new fixtures aren't in the budget.


Either way, the cup hooks screwed into the wall make this little experiment something of a commitment.  I'll live with it for a while, and if I decide that I hate it, I guess I'll take it down... and repaint the wall.


  1. I had an ivy I carted around for 5 or 6 years and you're right, so 70's, your plant seems to be a little too modern to fall in that catagory.

  2. The 70s scarred me and I don't have a single houseplant. That said, yours looks cool and Japanese-y.

  3. I really like it! I have a hard time throwing out a live plant.

  4. I have a plant that's been going strong for 12 plus years now. Great idea to keep it growing around the room - your place is so neat and orderly - sure you don't want some juggling props scattered about???