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    I had a friend give me a handful of air plants and put me in touch with a driftwood guy. My plan is to hang a lively piece of driftwood on the wall and tuck the air plants into it, maybe in shells.
    Here are a few pictures of the woods and plants and ideas I'm playing with.

    These are the plants I currently have
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    The piece in the center is the one I'm considering, I'd like something a bit wider and may add another piece next to it.
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    I think it would be something like this when I was done
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    I also have some large shells I could add to it like this
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    If that piece doesn't work, I am thinking about possibly building something like this out of the driftwood planks that he has instead.
    2017-06-13 19.45.08.jpg
     
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    Very interesting.

    I wonder how hardy air plants are?
     
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    The site I'm looking at says they do best in warm conditions (50-90). Mine will be inside so I am hoping to have no problems with them.
     
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    Cool! I mean warm & humid.....
     
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    I assume they need to be watered?

    I have a problem over watering house plants. Can't keep an aloe plant alive for the life of me :rolleyes:
     
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    A friend that has them says he mists them everyday. I plan on doing the same thing using pond water.
     
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    I do great with aloe - I'm skilled at ignoring indoor plants! People are always trying to give me houseplants because they think "you love gardening - you'll enjoy a houseplant!" No. No. NO. It's a death sentence for any houseplant that crosses the threshold!

    @tbendl is that all your driftwood?
     
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    That must be the secret to keeping the aloe alive then. I'll just have to ignore it.
     
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    No, there is a retired fisherman who sells it, these are some of his pieces and the others are pinterest ideas for mounting my air plants. I want alll the pieces though. :)
     
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    We were looking for a piece of driftwood to put in our pond. Happened upon a BEAUTIFUL collection at a pond store in Wisconsin somewhere. They wanted HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! For OLD WOOD! We later learned that if you go to the Lake Michigan beaches near us after a good storm, you can find some cool pieces. We've brought home a half dozen or so cool ones over the last five years.
     
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    Yeah, this guy actually sells some of his larger pieces to his brother in law in Miami who makes furniture and stuff. They sell it for thousands. He had some pretty amazing pieces. I want a bench for the pond but might go with concrete given our rain and pretty harsh summers.
     
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    I love wood of any type. The plants that have survived living in my house can go without water for a few months, when we were in Arizona they had no water for almost 5 months. All survived.
     
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    Was AZ super humid Addy? I'm kinda thinking they should be good here without constant misting.
     
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    Nope AZ is super dry, humidity down in the teens. Here in MD horrible humid. I did not have any air plants, my house plants here, that survive me are all succulents. They look a little beat when we get back but are all alive a bit of water and they come back. They are plants I hauled from my AZ house.
     
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    I've got a few friends that are going to donate some succulents to my pond. I will probably wait until next summer to add them. I'll have to bring them in in the winter and am working on changing up my sunroom to set aside some space for plants during the winter. There is always some project. :)
     
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    I tried them and misted and everything but when winter came the house could not be kept warm enough or humid enough .I misted them .
     
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    Well that's stinky news sissy. I was really hoping to have a sort of "living wall' of them in my living room. I guess I should start small and see how they do this winter.
     
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    My cousin in NJ can grow them in her sunroom .She mists them everyday and for heat it is easy she has her hot tub out there .Since that is on full time in the winter it supplies heat and humidity
     
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    That's a great idea! I'll tell the hubby I need a hot tub to keep the air plants alive!!
    I like the way you think sissy....
     
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    Getting a little greedy, are we!? :rolleyes:
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