Bridget Laundra
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Vicky Myers replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Beware of some of that decking material, some friends put in a deck and the wood stuff got wet and it fell apart, they had to redo the deck. There is a class action suit against the company for faulty material. The stuff also probably has…"
Aug 12, 2012
Patrick A. Goss SC Zone 7a replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Bridget, I know it is late in the season for this comment, but I wanted to share with you and everyone else how I managed to make my Square foot garden. It does require a little bit of cutting and a little bit of drilling but it is really cheap in…"
Aug 11, 2012
Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Bridget, Cedar, black walnut, and treated woods (especially those treated with creosote) leach into the soil and affect the plants in direct vicinity, so you wouldn't want to use them for beds.... "
Mar 22, 2012
Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Bridget, you have a very well thought out plan!  The cinder blocks will stay put if you lay an even trench for foundation with the first row. I've done a bed that way and it's working nicely.  (Even when the cats n'…"
Mar 22, 2012
Charlie Patin Z8 TX replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"No, Bridget, It's just untreated pine 2X8" X8'.  The 4X4 posts are some I already had, the bottom is 1/2" hardware cloth supported by scrap 2x2 or 2X4 boards (make sure no knots in them as).  I cover the hardware cloth…"
Mar 22, 2012
Vicky Myers replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"I was talking about when putting them in I have some at the back of the yard to keep dirt away from neighbor's fence. You could level and add a layer of crushed rock and sand like you lay pavers but it isn't that improtant that they are…"
Mar 20, 2012
Charlie Patin Z8 TX replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Hi Bridget,  I don't think the exact dimensions are all that important.  I would you could make adjustments for the differences.  I've actually square foot gardened but have built raised planters completely off the ground…"
Mar 20, 2012
Vicky Myers replied to Bridget Laundra's discussion Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably in the group Square Foot Gardening
"Have fun trying to keep your blocks straight and level."
Mar 19, 2012
Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas commented on Bridget Laundra's photo
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"are these hydrangeas? they are beautiful, I love white also, started a white garden but having a hard time filling it. I should try these. thanks for sharing yvonne from texasz 9a  "
Feb 8, 2012
Christine Zone 9 AZ commented on Bridget Laundra's photo
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"ooohhh, I just love white also..so pure and clean..wish I could grow these in AZ. Enjoyed your photos very much Thx"
Feb 8, 2012
Christine Zone 9 AZ commented on Bridget Laundra's photo
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"lovely colors...pink and red, they look so green and colorful..love it, thx for sharing"
Feb 8, 2012
Catherine Cronin (Ireland) left a comment for Bridget Laundra
"Hello Bridget, Thanks for being friends here. Do you know what part of Cork your Sweeneys came from?"
Feb 8, 2012
Barbara McKenna left a comment for Bridget Laundra
"Greetings from another Ann Arbor gardener!"
Feb 8, 2012
Community Manager commented on Bridget Laundra's photo
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"love love this!"
Oct 11, 2011
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Front perennial bed, Memorial Day 2011, Zone 5b.
Oct 11, 2011
Bridget Laundra posted a status
"Time to harvest kohlrabi."
Jul 10, 2011

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Landscaping my home; Perennial & vegetable gardening; Envisioning, planning & implementing a sanctuary garden beyond our back yard. PROJECTS THIS SEASON: Chelsea's bridal shower (container annuals); New soil installation in west bed; Buckthorn & brush elimination on "the back 40."
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
4 to 12 hours

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Let the Nursery Diving BEGIN!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

My favorite thing to do in spring with my best friend, Eloise, is to drive to counties south, east, and north of our own Washtenaw County, MI, to the plant places we have come to rely upon for the best deals, the best selections, or the best services for trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, annuals, natives, seeds, hanging baskets, tools and supplies. We are the proverbial Johnny Cashes of Southeast Michigan nursery-diving ("I've been everywhere, man, I've been everywhere...") Our all-time… Continue

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At 4:24am on October 12, 2011, Catherine Cronin (Ireland) said…
Hello Bridget, Thanks for being friends here. Do you know what part of Cork your Sweeneys came from?
At 12:39pm on June 21, 2009, Barbara McKenna said…
Greetings from another Ann Arbor gardener!
 
 
 

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