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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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February 8, 2012 - 3:35 pm

YIPEE!  A spot to post all our special treasures from thrift shops, rummage sales, flea markets, dumpsters and road side finds. You know I am going to love this. Cool

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
Western Kentucky Zone 7a
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February 8, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Oh yeah ~ I've got a barn full!  Always on the lookout for unique stuff.  I have a lot of things that I will probably never use but are too cool to get rid of.  We should have a "Swap-Shop".  I'll bet there are some things that I have, but can't think what to do with, and your practiced eye would spot something right away.  I have to confess that I have some things that I am not even quite sure what they are but they just look good (or something)Embarassed

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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February 20, 2012 - 6:11 am

P6290003.JPGImage Enlarger  I use this old mail box for storage of small garden tools, paper & pen, plant tags etc. It save me a lot of energy running up to the garden shed.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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GardenLiv
Hodges, SC - Zone 7B
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March 19, 2012 - 10:48 am

Saw a good idea on TV that I thought I would share.  If you have a large planter you are filling, you can use empty water bottles to fill it up part of the way before you add your soil.  It will keep you from having to use so much soil and will keep the weight down so you can easily move the container.  Everyone seems to have a lot of these in their recycling.  Just thought I would pass that along.

Hodges, SC zone 7b

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lesliey
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April 5, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Hey everyone am new to forum but have been a fan of website for a while now. Can anyone tell me how I can find those beautiful blue bottles to use in my garden? Money is tight so need to find as cheap as possible. Thanks!

Raleigh, North Carolina Zone 7/8

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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April 6, 2012 - 3:55 am

Hi lesliey, Welcome to my website I hope you find it fun and motivating. What zone are you in? Sure, I can tell you where I got my bottles. At our local recycling center. The day after New Year's Eve, I got ALOT of blue bottles. I guess our community likes vodka and wine. Another place you might try is your local bars/taverns. There are several liquor bottles in blue and now I hear there is a beer that comes in a blue bottle. Maybe bribe them a little with some fresh baked cookies.Wink

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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lesliey
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April 11, 2012 - 7:41 pm

Hi Lark,

Sorry it has taken me a while to reply.  I am just outside of Raleigh, NC in zone 7/8.  I love your website. I could look at your garden pictures forever and I have learned so much from your videos.  Thanks for the info on the blue bottles.  I am definitely going to have to visit my recycling center and local taverns.  I guess I better start baking lots of cookies!!!

Raleigh, North Carolina Zone 7/8

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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June 15, 2012 - 8:49 am

DSC03977.JPGImage EnlargerI found this cone shaped container while thrifting.  It is made with screening. I decided it would make a PERFECT SUCCULENT PLANTER. It will certainly have good drainage. I lined it with black plastic which I poked holes in.  I filled it with STRING OF PEARLS and a blueish AGAVE of some type.  It will have to be brought inside the house during our cold Wisconsin winters.  I do have a concern about it being tipsy. I will have to place it somewhere the kids don't run around.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Im A Dork Fish
NW Suburbs of Chicago, Zone 5b
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June 15, 2012 - 9:39 am

That is beautiful!! Love it!

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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June 16, 2012 - 5:43 am

Thank you.  The String of Pearls hasn't grown much yet. I don't think it is loving the FULL SUN that I have it in.  The Agave has already grown some. I moved it to a PART SUN area and will see if they both will compromise.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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