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Old 02-16-2018, 12:21 PM
hypersparkle hypersparkle is offline
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Remember, too, that as the seasons change, the sun will shift. So in winter, it sets toward the southwest, in summer toward the northwest, in spring and fall nearly due west. How much this varies depends on your latitude - wider shifts the farther north you are (in northern hemisphere) So about the time you get it right, you'll need to adjust again.
True, it's always changing. For now, I'll just put the blinds down when I'm note home to monitor what's going on. I got these gooseneck strip grow lights from Amazon... not sure if I'm using them right, but here's my new set up.



I also did take the suggestion about the Leptotes and it now is hanging in my lemon tree which is by the patio door.
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:34 PM
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It could be that keeping that cellular shade drawn and then lighting the plants with those gooseneck strips will solve the problem, but I can't really say as I don't know anything about artificial plant lights.

I will suggest again the possibility of a horizontal slat-type blind in that window. Wood or faux wood would look nice since that appears to be your living room or family room, and the window frames are wood. I find horizontal blinds to be very versatile. You can do anything from completely open, meaning slats drawn all the way to the top of the window frame, or completely closed, and everything in between.

Also, I don't know how big that room is, but is there a possibility you could use a larger table, one that sticks out a little more into the room, meaning some of the plants could be further from the window?
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:38 PM
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It could be that keeping that cellular shade drawn and then lighting the plants with those gooseneck strips will solve the problem, but I can't really say as I don't know anything about artificial plant lights.

I will suggest again the possibility of a horizontal slat-type blind in that window. Wood or faux wood would look nice since that appears to be your living room or family room, and the window frames are wood. I find horizontal blinds to be very versatile. You can do anything from completely open, meaning slats drawn all the way to the top of the window frame, or completely closed, and everything in between.

Also, I don't know how big that room is, but is there a possibility you could use a larger table, one that sticks out a little more into the room, meaning some of the plants could be further from the window?
Unfortunately I don't have the space for anything bigger. It's a smaller living space due to the big ol' corner fireplace eating up a huge chunk of the room.

Looking into the blinds, but needed something to get me by until my husband and I find ones we like/decide it is a go. I figure I can always use the artificial lights elsewhere in the future.
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