Establishing Plant Stations Effectively In Your Home
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Establishing Plant Stations Effectively In Your Home

Establishing plant stations in your home by first locating the proper light and location according to your type of houseplant, use practical consideration for your plant stations.

A plant doesn't have to be at its station all the time, and the station doesn't have to be occupied by the same plant all the time. How welcoming to walk into a windowless entrance hall and be greeted with a display of bulbs in bloom. Or walk into the living room and be greeted with the coffee table graced by small plants that have been on a bright windowsill or under fluorescent lights elsewhere in the house and changed from week to week according to what is blooming and looks fresh. Essentially, you can be your own florist.

The voids, the spaces that need filling, are around the grouping of furniture, behind and above the table and chair, or on each side. There are at least three good architectural solutions; a low fan-shaped plant on the floor beside the table; a tall plant in the corner behind the table and chair; or a combination, with a third plant on the floor on the other side of the chair for balance. There are no rules for plant placement, only ways of thinking about how plants can fill space and relate to other shapes in the room.

Obviously, the more elaborate your facilities for growing a rejuvenation plants, the more display stations you can have and the more frequently the plants in them can be changed. Few people remember that potted plants are not fastened in place; it's easy to move them around. Usually, the plant that starts on the windowsill stays on the windowsill and never graces the dining table. Similarly, the African violet that's delegated to the coffee table never gets moved to the windowsill, even if it doesn't bloom.

Another common situation is a long buffet against the dining room wall, with a chair at either end and a large bowl in the middle. Where are the plant stations? The voids are on either side of the bowl. The chairs fill the voids at the ends of the buffet, and the bowl fills the middle. A pair of candlesticks or two vases of flowers could fill the empty areas between, but using a pair of plants could lend formality to the setting. A plant  could replace the bowl, or the bowl could be moved to one side and balanced with a pan on the other. If there is space beyond the chairs, plants could be added there at floor level. Any  place you choose to place a plant in your home will add freshness and beauty, but choose wisely.

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