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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, November 9, 2020

Our Fragrant Hoya Carnosa Wax Plant in Metal Ring

 Used to keep lots of planters on the window sills...

A favorite was this oval Delft white planter with a Hoya, that I guided around a metal ring.
Also in our kitchen bay window area I did keep two Hoya plants on such a metal ring.
Hand crocheted table cloth by me.
Rotan set, we gifted to my younger sister Gerd, when we moved back from Italy to the USA.
She could use it well in her apartment.
The wool Moroccan rug was a wedding gift from our Swiss mushroom friends. 
Also here you see such a Hoya in a ring on the windowsill in our veranda.
Guess, having a windowsill is typically Dutch!


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  1. Deaerst MAriette,
    the Wax-Plant in the Metall Ring looks wonderful!
    My Mum had one too, a whole wall full! It was close to the room , we sleep, when we visit her. But the smell was so intensiv, she took it away! The smell made me headache ...
    Wishing you a lovely week,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you and too bad that your Mom's large Hoya carnosa was kind of intoxicating to you. It is not an intense smell but rather sweet and fragrant.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. I've never seen hoya grown that way. Love that last picture. All those windows really bring the beautiful outdoors right on inside.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Coming from The Netherlands, a country with lots of wide windowsills, we were very used to this method for years and loved it.
      Yes, you are right, windows are a living painting to brighten our lives.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Hello Mariette, The rings once established must take a lot of care and controlling, somewhat like bonsai. I love the last photo with its many white pots, in many different shapes. Actually, in each photo you have created a vignette perfect for its location.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, you have to constantly tend to those rings and lead the plant around or nip certain new shoots.
      Both of us loved having those Delft white planters filled with lots of plants. Still have the planters but not the plants... Thank you for your words!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. You have patience, taste and style. Wonderful.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you, such kind of patience always has been rewarding.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Wow, the plant looks very beautiful on metal ring! You guided Hoya very nicely :-) It looks like a living wreath!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yes, it kind of is a living wreath and when it blooms, it is a pure delight for the eyes.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Your window sills are lovely Mariette, I only have one actual window sill that I can put things on and that's in the kitchen, I too have plants along it 🍀

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and certainly the Dutch type of windowsills allows for such an array of planters.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Oh, it has been so common for decades in The Netherlands.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Como buena amante de las plantas, me gusta la ornamentación en forma de aro de esa planta. Quedan muy bien en el alfeizar de la planta. También tengo algunas macetas en las ventanas de mis dos patios.

    El mantel de ganchillo es una preciosidad.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, esos aros son geniales para guiar este tipo de plantas de una manera muy atractiva. ¡Me alegra que también disfrutes de las plantas en tus ventanas de patio! Iluminan nuestros días.
      Gracias por tu comentario sobre mi mantel de ganchillo.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you, it were two very cozy rooms that we loved, with both a garden view.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Really Appreciating The Simplicity Of These Photos - Way Cool - Big Hugs

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you, just a peak into our previous nest...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dear Mariette - years ago I had a Hoya wound around a circular frame too. I really like them, but I seldom see them for sale these days. Now that you have reminded me of them, I will keep my eyes open for a replacement.
    What are the white oblongs and rectangles on your windows in the last photo?

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Those metal hoops were excellent for guiding a Hoya plant.
      They are easily made from thicker wire, with two straight ends for putting into the potting soil.
      Those cream DMC hand crocheted oblong and rectangle frames are done by me, using an antique pattern.
      In a future post one will be visible on display at the Teaching Museum in Atlanta.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Rosemary, also here in a previous post you can see what they actually were: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/10/arts-crafts-shows-in-mall-and-library.html

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    ich schaue und staune schon eine Weile hier auf Deinem Blog...Was ich da gesehen habe, gehört aber vermutlich Eurer/Deiner Vergangenheit an...?! Richtig?!
    Die Jetztzeit werde ich auch noch finden...
    Noch eine kleine Randbemerkung: Fensterbänke sind auch etwas typisch deutsches!!! Und wenn ich es recht bedenke - ich kenne sie eigentlich aus vielen Ländern Europas...
    Jetzt wünsche ich Dir alles Liebe - passe gut auf Dich auf! Und bleibe gesund!!!
    Heidi

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    1. Liebe Heidi,
      Ja da kannst du noch weiter zurück schauen in den 1960 Posten die ich schon anfing sieben Jahre bevor du deinen angefangen hast.
      Wir haben ein sehr intensives Leben gehabt und überall in der Welt gewohnt und gearbeitet. Von wegen unsere 1,500,000 Meilen im Flugzeug, hatten wir nie Zeit unsere Diapositive richting an zu schauen. Auch wegen das schreiben von Manuals in allen Sprachen kam es nie dazu. Jetzt wegen die Gesundheit meines Mannes drängt die Zeit und er freut sich so riesig um diese Bilder im Blog zu sehen und zu lesen. Also alles eingescannt, unser Buch geschrieben (wissenschaftlich) und nun noch etwas zurück schauen weil es noch KANN.
      Natürlich gibt es in Europa auch Fensterbänke, habe ich auch irgendwo in anderen Posten erwähnt. Aber dieses Haus war linea recta von den Niederlanden nach Georgia/USA. Von wegen. Ich schreibe auch kein Kulturbuch über Europa...
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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