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What is with Polish and their indoor plants?


sister act 2 | 88
31 Jul 2011 #1
Evey office, bank. car test centre the doctors the dentist hotels EVRYWHERE I went It felt like I was in a jungle. Why is there so many plants over growing what is this obession and why. Even my mother inlaw's indoor jungle has over run the house I flet like swinging across the kitchen like Tarzan.

Any one else noticed this and can explain it
f stop 25 | 2,513
31 Jul 2011 #2
Yet another reason to be proud to be Polish!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
31 Jul 2011 #3
Any one else noticed this and can explain it

I always assumed it was because of the cold winters in which everything hibernates and so people keep plants indoors.
I like it.
southern 75 | 7,096
31 Jul 2011 #4
Slavs are friends of nature.(here Greeks tend to cultivate some hassish inside indoor plants sometimes).
rybnik 18 | 1,461
31 Jul 2011 #5
Any one else noticed this and can explain it

Not only have I noticed it, I am fervent practisioner! :) You name it it here (or was here).
Natasa 1 | 580
31 Jul 2011 #6
Slavs are friends of nature.

There are excellent tobacco sorts here in Herzegovina.
'Natural processes of fruit or any kind of fermentation shouldn't be interrupted (only closely monitored).'- Slavic credo

I also like nature, I have a hedgehog in the yard, two dogs, three trespassing cats that like living on the edge, sometimes turtles that like group sex, and a mom :)

Yes, we like nature.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
31 Jul 2011 #7
Any one else noticed this and can explain it

most people like plants/flowers. an office or flat has no garden, so why not have a few plants dotted around the place. they add a sort of freshness too.
southern 75 | 7,096
31 Jul 2011 #8
I have a hedgehog in the yard, two dogs, three trespassing cats that like living on the edge, sometimes turtles that like group sex, and a mom :)

A property directly competing to that of Polki.Anyway I regard the phenomenal beauty of slavic women as an extension of the untouched superior nature of their countries.
pawian 197 | 19,851
31 Jul 2011 #9
The answer is easy. When you want to have a drink, and don`t want your wife to see it, you can hide in the jungle and shoot a shot or two.
pip 10 | 1,659
31 Jul 2011 #10
Evey office, bank. car test centre the doctors the dentist hotels EVRYWHERE I went It felt like I was in a jungle. Why is there so many plants over growing what is this obession and why. Even my mother inlaw's indoor jungle has over run the house I flet like swinging across the kitchen like Tarzan.
Any one else noticed this and can explain it

I think it has to do with the fact that during communism things were so grey and they needed life brought into their homes. I hate it. My mother in law in Canada has these plants too- you can take the girl out of Poland but you can't take Poland out of the girl.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
31 Jul 2011 #11
Evey office, bank. car test centre the doctors the dentist hotels EVRYWHERE I went It felt like I was in a jungle. Why is there so many plants over growing what is this obession

Purified air.. health benefits.
OP sister act 2 | 88
31 Jul 2011 #12
The answer is easy. When you want to have a drink, and don`t want your wife to see it, you can hide in the jungle and shoot a shot or two.

Love the photo so now I have my answer
pawian 197 | 19,851
31 Jul 2011 #13
I am glad. How about outdoor floral decorations? I mean not only private gardens but also local council`s initiatives, like this:

Do you also consider them unusual?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
31 Jul 2011 #14
Evey office, bank. car test centre the doctors the dentist hotels EVRYWHERE

Plants are comforting?? cheaper then fish tanks to lower blood pressure? LOL
beckski 12 | 1,617
1 Aug 2011 #15
Yet another reason to be proud to be Polish!

Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

Sister act is right though. My older relatives seem to have a green thumb, with an overabundance of indoor houseplants. However, plants are an item that do not seem to want to grow for me. I've killed enough of them in my lifetime.
f stop 25 | 2,513
1 Aug 2011 #16
I hate it.

I find that curious.. Tell us more about yourself...
sobieski 107 | 2,128
1 Aug 2011 #17
I do not see the problem here :(. Having plants at home is not exactly a Polish specialty. Without it a house would look bare I think....
nunczka 8 | 458
1 Aug 2011 #18
I dont know what it has to do in being Polish.. But living in Florida, I raise pineapple plants on my lanai. You have never lived until you tasted a vine ripe Pineapple. Not to mention the pleasant odor of ripening Pineapples.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
2 Aug 2011 #19
PMSL, it's so true!

I used to have over 30 in a previous flat. Unfortunately, I now live somewhere which only has enough sunshine on one side, so I can't have as many as I used to (one is rather large though). I'm getting some more when I get paid, because three just isn't enough lol.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
3 Aug 2011 #20
Me too. I took my plants to work! I worked, back in the 90's for a Swiss pharmaceutical company. One day when I came back from lunch I met 5 people "touring" my office admiring my plants! They told me they had never seen anything like it. :)
f stop 25 | 2,513
3 Aug 2011 #21
Nice! One of my plants in my office is a 6 foot palm tree. I drag it outside every time it rains. :)
rybnik 18 | 1,461
4 Aug 2011 #22
I drag it outside every time it rains. :)

Haha What do your co-workers say?
Eurola 4 | 1,909
4 Aug 2011 #23
I love plants. They make cleaner air inside a home and make it more inviting. Of course I have lots of them! Spider plant and mother-in-law's tongue are good to have in the bedroom. My place is not too sunny and many plants do not want to grow, but the ones which do not care about bright lite simply thrive. Mostly ferns and spider plants. I have some others but i don't know their names...I'm happy they grow without the sun ever shining on them. My balcony is my little, private jungle in the summer! :)
f stop 25 | 2,513
4 Aug 2011 #24
What do your co-workers say

they worry about bugs, mostly
OP sister act 2 | 88
7 Aug 2011 #26
Do you also consider them unusual?

Yes that is unsual and very nice idea, I know indoor plants can be found in all countries but what is typicaly polish is the amount of plants and the over growing of the indoor plants also in official goverment offices I paid my car tax in ireland and not a plant in sight but in poland the goverments office's were overgrown with indoor plants. I wonder if a person choses to have tons of overgrown plants in their house which is the case in my husbands village, that is the indviduals choice but why to such extent is the overgrowing happening in goverment offices doctors and such.


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