Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Seeking Suggestions

Although I am not fond of that much Victorian architecture, I have always had a weakness for 19th century greenhouses and conservatories. I'd been eyeing the ones at Paxton Gate for quite a while and picked up this one yesterday. Now the dilemma is what would work best in it. Succulents? Ferns? (Which I really don't care for that much.) African Violets? A collection of Deery Lou and Hello Kitty figures?

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24 Comments:

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

People who garden in glass houses should never stone hoes.

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Jill - Most of the hoes in my neighborhood are already stoned,so it would be redundant.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

Basil, Parsley or Dill.

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin - Provided the basil gets enough sun. It's always a challenge to grow in northern California compared to southern.

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger Scot said...

I say: a mini violet, some moss, and the worlds smallest lawn gnome.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Scot - That reminds me that I actually have a little gnome that my mother bought to give me the Christmas just before she died. That would be a perfect tribute to her!

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger jason said...

I say hello kitty...

Who knows, under the right hothouse conditions (and a bit of microwaving). You might end up with a Hello Godzilla.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Jason - Kitty lends herself to any place or occasion in my book. Once I have things set up I may host a little garden tea party with really teeny tiny cups.

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Two Write Hands said...

scot's a genius...definitely the WSLG

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Emily - Are you saying that Scot's both a genius AND the world's smallest lawn gnome?

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Scot said...

I have seen many a lawn gnome smaller than me, but I'll accept the genius dub

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Scot - I've known you are a genius gnome for quite some time but didn't want it to go to your head.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger kusala ~ joe said...

I'm partial to African violets and ferns, so I'd go with either of those. I've been wanting to get some kind of funky antique glass "bell" to put over some violets ever since seeing the scenes of Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams, gardening in his conservatory, in "Amistad".

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

K~J - Apparently my gnome is in some obscure box in offsite storage, and I'll have to retrieve later. I put a cast iron Eiffel Tower in there as a starter and may go with a French theme to start off with. I'm sure great-grandmother Cheuvront is smiling down on this project. In the meantime you've given me an excuse to finally watch "Amistad".

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger laurenbove said...

ooooh...succulents!

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger laurenbove said...

(Wittiest first two posts ever. Applause.)

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Lauren - I love succulents but have so dern many of the already, so I may do something different.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger kusala ~ joe said...

Please don't blame me if you hate "Amistad." I know a lot of people did, and it bombed, but I actually didn't mind it at all. Very typically "Up With People" Spielbergian, but sometimes that works if you suspend cynicism.

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

K~J - Suspend cynicism? Now that may take some doing, but I won't hold you responsible. Up with People!? Egads.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger CornFedBoy said...

I say go for those African violets and that collection of Deery whatever you call it and a water fountain if it will all fit nice and neatly inside your new glass green house. Enjoy

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Cornfed - I'm beginning to feel like I'm surrounded by a dozen one foot gardeners! Wow, this post is about my most popular ever. Go figure!

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger kimy said...

building on salty's suggestion I think the glass house should house your collection of pet rocks!!!

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Kim - It will include rocks, but feral ones, not domesticated. I like to live on the wild side.

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous The Angry Young Man said...

A hamster.

 

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