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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Air Plants GIVEAWAY


Have you ever heard of air plants??  I knew nothing about them prior to this review.  But I was intrigued by the idea, and immediately started a Pinterest board with ideas while I awaited my review plants.  You do follow me on Pinterest, right?  ;)


I didn't have to wait long!  The Air Plant Shop shipped my plants quickly, and they were carefully wrapped in pretty pastel tissue paper to protect them in transit.


For the first one, I got out an old fishbowl from when Annaliese had a beta fish.  I put craft sand in the bottom and popped the little plant inside.


Isn't it adorable?  I think it needs a seashell and a little rock in there for balance, but it's pretty cute all on it's own.  Brianna claimed this one, and despite the fact that Hannah was trying to be helpful and watered it, it's doing well on her desk.

Next, I asked Paul if he had a drill bit that would do BIG holes.  He said he could do a 1" hole for me, and I thought I would like to use a wooden block as a "planter."  When he heard what I was doing, he rummaged around in the garage and came up with a block of wood and made this for me:


Wasn't that sweet of him?  I love it when his "acts of service" love language collides with my "gifts" love language.

The plant above actually has a "pup" starting.  I read in the ebook that came with my plants that you can separate the pup from the mother plant once the pup is 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the mother plant.


I picked up a few things at JoAnn's, since I had a gift card and a coupon.


Glass planter and glass marbles


This lovely ornament globe was on clearance!  I love that!  The little plant inside seems really happy in there, too.  I've been misting the air plants daily, and I think the mist lingers a little longer within the glass.


I'm planning to have the kids paint these cute little cheap pots that I found.  The nice thing is, I don't have to worry about "uprooting" the air plants.  I can take them out, dump the marbles, have the kids paint the pot, and put everything back together again without any damage to the easy care air plants, since there's no soil or root system to deal with.

You should check out all the amazing varieties that The Air Plant Shop carries.


Aren't these beautiful?  I have a weakness for purple.

Would you like to win a set of classic air plants?  The Air Plant Shop has generously offered a set of 5 air plants to one of my readers!

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63 comments:

  1. How fun! I got garden beds this year, so I am happy to be planting lots of yummy veggies in my garden! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I miss my veggie garden from our old house. We've got tomato seedlings started, though, so that's something at least.

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  2. My favorite plant is a hibiscus and I would love to win one of your air plants they are so cute

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    1. They're adorable, aren't they?? They make me smile every time I go into my bathroom. I think I need to move one onto my desk.

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  3. This summer I thought I would try planted seeds in a seed started kit and them transfer them into my small green house none of them grew. The only plant to grow was the seed that my 4 yr old drop a seed by mistake in the green house dirt lol

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    1. Aw man! At least you still have time to buy pre-started plants.

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  4. Hadyn always begged for these when we'd go to the nursery for garden plants. They are adorable!

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    1. They're pretty cool. The red one is even nicer in person. It's my favorite right now, but the one in the "large" pot is getting ready to bloom, so I might change my mind when that happens.

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  5. My favorite gardens are outdoor gardens, but with the long cold winters, I get antsy for some green. For that, my favorite thing is to make fairy gardens and I gotta say, air plants are terrific for fairy gardens.

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  6. I finally redid my front garden. It was terrible the past three years! I bought a bunch of perennials this year and we'll see how they do next year!

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    1. We're currently "that house" in our neighborhood. The front NOT lawn is all torn up while dh replaces the sprinkler system. He has a plan for the yard, it's just taking a really long time to come to fruition.

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  7. I love cactuses...they are almost impossible for me to kill! I say almost..lol.

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    1. LOL! Sounds like me! I've already killed the seedling plant Hannah brought home from school for Mother's Day.

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  8. We are not gardeners but this is the year we are going to try to grow tomatoes.

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    1. There's nothing like fresh tomatoes! Yum!

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  9. How cool to have plants that don't need dirt! It's like space age!

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    1. Aren't they fun? My kids were fascinated with them! Even my 22 year old, when he saw them on the bathroom counter, asked what they were.

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  10. I'm not much of a gardener, but these plants look really intriguing and easy to grow! I've tried peppers and tomatoes in the past, but my other family members are the ones who can really make plants thrive. I don't have quite the same green thumb. :)

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    1. Nice that you have family who will help your plants survive! :)

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  11. I'm not too much of a gardener, but I do have one plant that I've had for 5 years. It was abandoned at my work, and I brought it home. Still haven't been able to kill it!

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    1. That's great! I need plants that are that hardy!

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  12. My favorite plants are lillies and orchids.

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    1. I got an orchid from my daughter for Mother's Day! Now to keep it alive...!

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  13. I hope to grow some strawberries this season.

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    1. Love fresh strawberries! When we lived in Santa Rosa, our neighbor brought over a ton of runners her very healthy plants had spawned. I had 3 rows of plants about 8' long, and we SO enjoyed those berries!

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  14. We are in the process of building a garden in our back yard. So far we have several tomato plants and spaghetti squash growing.

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    1. Nice! Paul's planning to build a garden box in the back yard, but it's on a rather long list right now, so I'm not anticipating it happening this year.

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  15. I will be growing Zucchini this year!!!

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  16. We have a huge garden of everything. . I'm looking forward to seeing it grow.

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    1. Oh, that sounds wonderful! I want to do a salsa garden, but right now, we just have tomato starts and cilantro.

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  17. I want to start a veggie garden this year

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    1. It's so nice to have fresh veggies right in your own yard. :)

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  18. We just recently found a retiree that grows Angel Trumpets as a hobby, and we bought three from him! One will be for my future Mother In Law. Two of these are coral, on blooms single and the other double. Then we found a unique one that grows wider than tall; it is white with a yellow center; it's named lemon meringue. We have a few pepper plants and want to plant some other things as well. Thanks so much for the chance to win those cute plants! God Bless!
    Jana Brantley
    janaluvsdaisies@gmail.com

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  19. I'm growing strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries this year. I can't wait to pop mouthfuls of fresh fruit!

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    1. Yum, yum, yum! Berry smoothies, berries in oatmeal, berries on shortcake...

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  20. I love orchids and I want to try and grow herbs this summer!

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    1. We currently have rosemary and cilantro. I'd love to get some basil going again to make my own pesto!

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  21. Never seen these air plants before - so fun!!
    The next thing I'd like to try and grow is rhubarb.
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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    1. When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to make strawberry rhubarb pie from rhubarb she grew herself. :)

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  22. I'm growing purple flowers this year! Yay! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  23. So far all I've done is grow some flowers but I want to do some veggies too. We shall see what I get done.

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    1. Flowers are beautiful and veggies are practical. If there's room for both, it's nice to have a mix. :)

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  24. This year we are starting a rock garden!! We already have the rocks and the design, now we just have to start with the 'work' part! lol Our 3 kids are super excited to start growing their own flowers and herbs :)

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    1. Rock on! (Couldn't resist.) That's great, low water, highly drought resistant. :)

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  25. In my vegetable garden I have tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers. I also have some hanging baskets of petunias, begonias, and vinca. I'm just getting started, so there will be several more baskets.

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    1. My favorite hot summer night snack is tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro. Yum!

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  26. I've always had a garden of some sort as long as I can remember, currently I'm working on the herb beds,--I really don't have just one favorite flowers,since I have little of everything, from early spring tulips,to the late fall mums..These air plants are interesting I don't believe I have ever seen them.Tonight I have to work on the strawberry beds and the raspberries,neither that I'm looking forward to cleaning, but sure love the fruit.

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    1. Sounds like you have a lovely yard!

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    2. Its a lot of work, but so well worth it-- with all the kids -- it really helps to feed them

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  27. We are growing tomatoes and cucumbers. Funny story? Once I watered a silk plant...
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. Oh, that's great! Sounds like something I would do, LOL!

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  28. I will be growing tomatoes this year.

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  29. we have lots of vegetables, and annuals planted already were getting ready to plant for the fall

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  30. I love Orchids and we just plated a huge veggie garden too!

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