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kleinbl00  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why millennials are becoming proud plant parents

Uhhhh... I had 30 plants in my room alone at the age of 15. Most any of the houseplant books you find were written in the '70s or '80s. What is new is the idea that OMFG millennials are the first generation to keep something potted in their goddamn foyer.

flac  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And the plant craze of the 70s gave us this treasure from the lovely Mort Garson.

kleinbl00  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have actually listened to more than ten minutes of that album before. Not more than once, but I did it.

flac  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Plantasia has a special place in my heart, but for some real synth nonsense, nothing beats Wozard of Iz for me.

kleinbl00  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ohhh, Padewan.

elizabeth  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For sure, there is nothing new to potted plants - but until recently the only plants I'd see in a public place would be those dusty money trees in Chinese restaurants. I'm glad the "trend" is coming back from a space design perspective. Like that plant wall you'll be having ;)

Gives a little more life to those generic minimalist spaces you see on every corner. (now with generic plant choices, but still.)

" nine out of 10 millennial shoppers are searching for a six-foot-tall fiddle-leaf fig tree similar to the ones they have seen on Instagram" my favourite line from that article ahahhaa

kleinbl00  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

mmmmyeah, still not buying it. Apparently nobody remembers the "lucky bamboo" explosion of the oughts:

I cannot remember a period of time across my chequered existence in which houseplants weren't common and readily available everywhere.

cgod  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yo! Shut the fuck up and everyone can be happy here.

Older people can roll their eyes at the millennials and their precious houseplants...

The Star can get it's millennial click bait...

And the millennials can look at their plants and know that they have something all to themselves...

Don't let reality or memories of all the places you've ever been get in the way. Just forget the lawn and garden section of every K Mart you ever got drug through or any of the nurseries, or the plants in every office and restaurant.

It may be Fake News but it's got a reason for being.

Don't forget Chia Pets...

cgod  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Another thought.

The slummiest house I ever lived in, where I was paying $117.50 to live in Cambridge Ma., twenty years ago, sharing one bathroom with eight other people had house plants.

We might have thrown out sink fulls of dishes and replaced them with 'new' salvation army dishes rather than wash them moldy platters, but we had a few plants.

kleinbl00  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The one time I didn't have plants was when a heroin addict moved into the house and stole my shit. And my roommates stopped paying for heat.

Actually I don't have plants now but I've got a 40sqft green wall and enough yard that I had to chip 8 bags worth last weekend. and I'm thinking of setting up a damn terrarium because that's the kind of idiot I am.

Trombone  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That one in the red rectangular pot? I had that.

ButterflyEffect  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Succulents. Succulents everywhere.

elizabeth  ·  1434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Got invited to like 3 "fundraiser succulent sale" in the past month alone...