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  • #16
    Re: Plant Trends

    Originally posted by staffslad View Post
    I think there was a brief fad for those miniature trees--bonzai or something like that?
    Did it have any connection with the Karate Kid?

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    • #17
      Re: Plant Trends

      I thought it was prior to The Karate Kid but can't be sure. I seem to remember a feature on them, maybe Pebble Mill at One or similar, in which it mentioned their growing popularity, as well as showing some examples. Also think I saw them for sale in a few places but it didn't seem to last long.

      At school, we were shown how to grow mustard and cress on blotting paper and most of us had a go at home. Goodness knows if kids do that now.

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      • #18
        Re: Plant Trends

        Most of those were miniature fig trees sold as Bonsai.

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        • #19
          Re: Plant Trends

          Originally posted by amethyst View Post
          Cactus Plants
          There seemed to be a trend for these. I remember one home, the interior window sill was full of them.

          Venus Fly Trap, another fad. I remember quite few people buying these. They did not seem to last very long in people's homes. Possibly the room temperature being wrong, and the humidity possibly had something to do with it.
          Last edited by marc; 29-06-2017, 10:01.
          Who cared about rules when you were young?

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          • #20
            Re: Plant Trends

            Originally posted by Arran View Post
            When did pampas grass in the garden go in and out of fashion?

            I was informed that pampas grass in the front garden was an indicator that swingers lived in the house.
            Eeeeek! My parents had a huge pampass out the front of their place when we were kids, we used to take bits of it for harvest festival.

            Pretty sure they weren't swingers so must have been the elderly couple next door! (or not true).

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            • #21
              Re: Plant Trends

              Originally posted by amethyst View Post
              My Aunt had a Aspidistra plant in her parlour window in 1970s I think it had white flowers on it.
              those plants make me think of only one thing....

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                Does anyone remember certain pot plants being in fashion at certain times.

                Ones I can think of:

                1970s Cheese & rubber plants

                1980s Spider plants

                1990s Yucca plants
                They are all classics through the ages, yes.

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