desk-worthy plants

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i have taken initiative to clean off the disaster that is my shared desk. in hopes that desk sharer will not destroy its surface again, i would like to cover part of it with a plant.

i am on the north side of the building, with decent natural light during the first half of the day.

what should i get? i want to help something thrive, even if my career does not.

tehresa, Thursday, 12 March 2009 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

douglas fir

wowgold (harbl), Thursday, 12 March 2009 20:57 (eleven years ago) link

chinese pooping tree

jergins, Thursday, 12 March 2009 22:22 (eleven years ago) link

manufacturing plant

estela, Thursday, 12 March 2009 22:52 (eleven years ago) link

get a bonsai and cut it into the shape of lingbert's face

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 00:40 (eleven years ago) link

then he can either a. watch over u or b. u can give it to him like lionel ritchie's girl did

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 00:42 (eleven years ago) link

or u could save yourself the trouble????
http://www.buying-chia-pets.com/images/chia-clown.jpg

wowgold (harbl), Friday, 13 March 2009 01:29 (eleven years ago) link

wow this thread got creepy!

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:04 (eleven years ago) link

please

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:05 (eleven years ago) link

i just want something nice and green to enhance my atmosphere.

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:07 (eleven years ago) link

perhaps you would like a moon made out of green cheese on a stick.

estela, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

you could let something mold

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:27 (eleven years ago) link

ok new requirement: wld like to enhance air and not release toxic spores

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 02:51 (eleven years ago) link

it might be time to stop releasing these demanding posts.

estela, Friday, 13 March 2009 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

i know, i am ridiculous with my crazy expectations!!!

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 03:12 (eleven years ago) link

"hello? is this the plant you're looking for?"

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

tbh u have better teeth than that give urself some love

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 03:59 (eleven years ago) link

i do have pretty teeth

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 04:00 (eleven years ago) link

you're welcome

jergins, Friday, 13 March 2009 04:02 (eleven years ago) link

never even had braces!

tehresa, Friday, 13 March 2009 04:40 (eleven years ago) link

chinese pooping tree

― jergins, Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:22 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Permalink

dont think this is a real tree

max max max max, Friday, 13 March 2009 15:32 (eleven years ago) link

^obviously never been to china

lxy, Friday, 13 March 2009 15:36 (eleven years ago) link

i have never been to china, but i still need a plant!!!

tehresa, Sunday, 15 March 2009 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

this might be a fun plant to have on desk
http://www.100xr.com/100_XR/Artists/R/Robert_Plant/Robert.Plant.jpg

tehresa, Sunday, 15 March 2009 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

looks like he might have some mischievous secrets to help the day along

tehresa, Sunday, 15 March 2009 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

monday surprise!!!!

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7499/plant.jpg

thankig u, 3l41n3!!!

tehresa, Monday, 16 March 2009 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

shoulda got a tomato plant imo

wowgold (harbl), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

i'm not one to turn down gifted desk toppers.

tehresa, Monday, 16 March 2009 23:41 (eleven years ago) link

but you are one to googleproof desk top gifters.

estela, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 03:11 (eleven years ago) link

force of habit to protect the innocent, i think.

tehresa, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 04:09 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i need some advice re: changes in leaf color on my plant.
if only there were someone who knew about plants. hmm.

tehresa, Thursday, 2 April 2009 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

put food coloring in the water to change the leaf color?

lxy, Thursday, 2 April 2009 21:07 (eleven years ago) link

the gulf between expert opinions and lxpert opinions might be wider than previously thought.

estela, Thursday, 2 April 2009 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

is the color yellow? it may mean your plant is dying

muh (harbl), Thursday, 2 April 2009 22:28 (eleven years ago) link

yellow or brown

muh (harbl), Thursday, 2 April 2009 22:28 (eleven years ago) link

it is more bright green spots?

tehresa, Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:07 (eleven years ago) link

i am concerned my office mate's space heater may be affecting it.

tehresa, Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:07 (eleven years ago) link

maybe it's meant to die, this plant

jergins, Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:19 (eleven years ago) link

maybe it means it is happy

muh (harbl), Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

i might have killed it, this plant

jergins, Friday, 3 April 2009 00:39 (eleven years ago) link

3l41n3 is probably laughing her ass off at you right now because she did it on purpose

muh (harbl), Friday, 3 April 2009 00:43 (eleven years ago) link

um. aren't plants supposed to be green?

lxy, Friday, 3 April 2009 02:44 (eleven years ago) link

what color was it before? maybe it is just now coming to life.

lxy, Friday, 3 April 2009 02:44 (eleven years ago) link

it was darker green before :(

i think 3l41n3 may be able to help? i think she comes in tomorrow. i want her to tell me what kind of plant it is so i can research how to take care of it.

3l41n3 is a plant wizard. she has saved many of my boss's dying plants and this was one she made flourish from a trimming!

tehresa, Friday, 3 April 2009 02:51 (eleven years ago) link

i predict less water is the answer

lxy, Friday, 3 April 2009 03:20 (eleven years ago) link

it is a philodendron. 3l41n3 says it's ok for the coloring to be this way. :) what a relief.

tehresa, Friday, 3 April 2009 19:40 (eleven years ago) link

i'm going to a really important plant sale next week but i need only stuff that i can keep inside in pots for the time being. i'm sad because i want this pepper called fish:

Pre-1870s African-American heirloom. Beautiful green and white variegated foliage on 18”–24" plants. Pendant fruits 2”–3" long, ripen from cream with green stripes to orange with brown stripes to all red. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay. Perfect for salsa. 80 days from transplant. Mild to hot in flavor.

but i think peppers need a lot of heat and sun

trouble child (harbl), Friday, 17 April 2009 18:11 (eleven years ago) link

thriving!

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp95/tza/IMG00572.jpg

tehresa, Saturday, 25 April 2009 07:09 (eleven years ago) link

wow that is a healthy desk plant

i didn't go to the plant sale! as much as i love plants i decided i should not buy any before moving :\

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

you can always look for something indigenous or well-suited to the area when you move!

tehresa, Saturday, 25 April 2009 16:36 (eleven years ago) link

plants, outside
people, inside

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

i think you guys might be ready for some truth and since it is saturday i am ready to tell it. plants should stay outdoors. plants *must* stay outdoors. it is a question of health, cleanliness, and sanity. this is important and i am letting you guys in first on an idea that will sweep across the world in the coming months.

take a moment with me and examine your leg. see that red mark? bug bite. know where it came from? no you don't. a plant. a plant in your house. you don't want to know what research has shown but i have to reveal it. for every plant in your house that you've had for three months, one ant has bitten your face. have you had four plants for two years? 24 ants have bitten your face. you can deny it but then you start to think back. you probably blamed a boyfriend! haha it was the ant. that's science. you can't deny science.

when you get married what happens on a wedding night? he picks you up and carries you across the threshold. think of indoor plants the same way, you the man and the plant a lady. you never want to take a plant across the threshold of your front door. in the same way that people breed, so do bugs, but even more. larvae, little microscopic bugs you can't even see, even if you squint, four eyes, you can't see them. they breed in your house, in your drains and in the attic. they can breed in your lungs if they're feeling forthright. this is a danger! sure it seems innocuous, bringing green inside, but i cannot stress this enough: plants outside, people in. you will thank me. you will see high returns on your health and happiness if you re-establish this line. what did cavepeople do? they did not bring plants in the cave, because they would die, and because green stayed on the outside. consider returning to your roots.

do you have allergies? have they been acting up in the past weeks as spring has sprung? you'll never guess what exacerabates that. yep. do you wake up unhappy, wondering what kind of life you have made for yourself? take a shot at what's bringing you down.

while i can guarantee you will feel better, you may need to see for yourself. take your plants outside. give it a week. see how you feel.

i will be around on this thread for the next few hours if there are any questions. i am doing this because i am a friend, because i care.

PLANTS OUTSIDE, PEOPLE IN

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/NOPLANTS.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:02 (eleven years ago) link

i might actually go tomorrow. i'm not worried about indigenousness because anything that can grow in cbus can grow in bmore (bmore is only slightly hotter/more humid) but i don't wanna crush anything. i might buy a rosemary plant though. and a flowering plant.

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:02 (eleven years ago) link

jergins why did you spend so much time writing something so wrong

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:03 (eleven years ago) link

i'm a little disappointed in myself for never getting around to putting anything in my window box :(

tehresa, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

when you get married what happens on a wedding night? he picks you up and carries you across the threshold. think of indoor plants the same way, you the man and the plant a lady.

no

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

THINK OF INDOOR PLANTS THE SAME WAY

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:08 (eleven years ago) link

that is not how i think of ladies or plants

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

you disgust me

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

examine the bug bite on your leg and get back to me

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

i have a bug bite on my ankle, but no plants in my apartment right now. what does it mean?

trouble child (harbl), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:10 (eleven years ago) link

spores in the attic, previous plants obv

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:11 (eleven years ago) link

i asked the first star i saw tonight if a ant could bite your typing finger.

estela, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:13 (eleven years ago) link

how did you know i was a one-finger typer?

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:14 (eleven years ago) link

a spore travelled on the wind across the ocean and whispered it to me, which made me cough.

estela, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:17 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/NOPLANTS.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:18 (eleven years ago) link

how did you know i was a one-finger typer?

― jergins, Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:14 PM Bookmark

maybe bc your posts are so pointed

tehresa, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:27 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

goodbye plant, i will miss u!
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp95/tza/IMG00584.jpg

tehresa, Saturday, 16 May 2009 00:47 (eleven years ago) link


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