"A metal one would make a great yard art turtle...just add legs and a head...or a ladybug, just paint it red with black dots and add a couple of antennae...or a birdbath, just mount it on a post...or donate it to kids who make robotic toys...it…"
"Or...paint the 'removed guts' and use it in creating some unusual 'yard art'. Or...if it still works, plug it into one of those outside 'motion detectors' so that it 'screeches' at anyone intruding into…"
"I see a clunky piece of plastic headed for the junk pile/rubbish bin...might also make a good target for .22 practice; or a 'cage' for catching mice/rats (leave the hose hole open for this purpose); or it could be the head of a (really…"
"I've never grown Oriental Lillies, but I grow a ton of others. My Asiatics do spread like wildfire, but I don't mind. My gardens are a bit haphazardly put together, anyway. The more plants, the merrier! :-)"
"I see a nice piece of drift wood as a focal point, with some grasses and succulants. (does that sound masculine?) I think it would make a great planter. And if in a warm zone a cactus or three would be nice.
Hi Wally. I saw your post about the Peter Pepper seeds in Vegetable Gardening. I have some seeds from a friend of mine and I wouldn't mind sharing. I also wouldn't mind saving some seeds for you when ready. :)
Entered my first orchid show with this orchid. I was writing up cards, not really taking much notice of the judges fussing around my orchid. Turns out that the parentage of this orchid goes back to the species by only 4 generations and it has won…
"Patricia, that is sad about loosing so many finches, the white crowned sparrows are so cute, we get them in the spring for several weeks, they flipped seed around and dig to find more. They would eat under the feeders so none of the seed…"
"Yes I do like my sunsets here, thank-you. You have a nice stand of red Dianthus. I'm into edible flowers too. How do you keep the bugs out of your Columbine? Any time I ever grew them they got all full of bugs, since you can't eat them I…"
"I am so glad that the white crown sparrows have returned to Santa Barbara. I am enjoying watching them in my bird bath and throwing seed on the ground for them. I had such a tough summer with the house and purple finches. I would sometimes find 5 a…"