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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    No more rose of sharon, got enough of that. Have a butterfly bush that's been struggling for years. Transplanted last year to a new location, and seems to be doing better. We like it, but for it's struggles. Some unknown bush that is ugly all but fall when it turns the most beautiful red as well. Don't know how it lives on the side of the house with NO water save from mother nature.
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    Today, 09:05 AM
    Oh...we're pretty open right now. Kinda depends on where we decide. One area could house up to a 20' tree, others are going to be more 10-15' max size range.
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    Today, 08:58 AM
    I typically try to have a new piece to put on display April 30th and announce it's halfway to the neighborhood. Gonna be more of a work in progress piece this year. Oh well, nothing to stress over.
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    I just love this guy....
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    Today, 08:00 AM
    Hey, maybe some of you guys can help. So, we got a gift card to a local nursery from some well wishers, and are looking to purchase something in memory of my in-laws. Don't have room for a big tree, unfortunately, so looking for suggestions on either smaller trees or items that can be trained as trees. Lessee...we're zone 5, maybe squeaking into 4. Probably uprooting lawn wherever this is going, so soil's not gonna be in great shape. We're reliant on secondary watering, so drought...
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    larry created an album test test
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    Today, 07:51 AM
    I must admit, I'm looking forward to seeing what my mystery seeds turn into this year. Always save a couple just to see. I keep that plant labeled and save seeds off it for next year. Started off with green minis, last year they were odd shaped pinkish things the size of sugar pumpkins but really flat shaped, who knows what they will be this year?
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  • maleficent's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    Good to see you Johnson and congrats! Gonna miss the funny stories of P1 & P2, hopefully you didn't trade 1 knuckle head for 2.:D
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    Today, 05:58 AM
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 AM
    In 2010, I had the choice thrust upon me when half my stuff was destroyed in a storm that flattened a storage shed. We never rebuilt that shed. Since the storm hit in August, we had a really minimal (ok, hugely over the top by most normal people's standards) setup for 2010. I made the decision that I like the BUILDING of things more than the COLLECTING of things. Since 2011, I focused on 1-2 major builds a year. In 2011, I had the opportunity to sell a piece, and instead made a...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    I need to get my collection organized and do a purge on old stuff I know I'll not use again. I don't change my general outdoor theme that much (typical graveyard display), but over the years I have some prop misses that I know aren't going to be used or stuff that broke down, and I still have them taking up space in my very limited storage area. And I am a clutterbug, so I really need to get on this! So no suggestions, but lots of empathy for your situation! :D
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Static: Angel Statue in Halloween Props
    LOVE it. Great recycled prop and awesome paint job. I could see that lit up with a soft blue spot in a prominent spot in a graveyard... :D
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Happy Birthday to..................... melindboykin@live.com (50), laineysinc, Sassyjo, ladyginebra (44), HBasham (42), SouthWestPayDay (39), ConcettMadsen (37),
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    cucumbers can cross pollinate with mini pumpkins (well, any of the pepo species pumpkins, which are all minis and a few bigger ones), I believe, but if you're not saving seeds that's no worry. Never heard of problems with carrots. I seem to recall the potatoes thing was to help slow the spread of powdery mildew. I know we kept them well away on the farm growing up.
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    oh yes, I do have those, but I remember the red being more pink than that lovely deep blood color we all wish for. :) I have to find my light and take pics to show you guys :)
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    I've done the nasturtiums before and didn't notice a whole lot of difference, but that might have been a lack of adequate numbers. As for avoiding with pumpkins? I've planted them next to a salsa garden just fine (tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, etc). I've read sage is to be avoided, but don't know why. Basil and cilantro are general pest control herbs and thus helpful. Got my load of compost over the weekend, but didn't have the weather to spread it very far. Got two of the...
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Wanted to get more done, but didn't dry enough in the rainy weather we got going. Using a modified version of the Mr. Chicken method, which I've done for corpsing before with pure latex. He uses those blue shop rags dipped in paint. This is muslin cloth instead of the shop rags, and 1 part latex to 3 parts paint. Why the latex? It's just enough that the paint peels off my hands when it dries. I can't stand to have gloves on, just one of my quirks. I actually have a hand...
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  • kittyvibe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    ty bluefrog thats a good idea, my glass pieces are also removable. Ill have to play with the paints to make sure it looks cool. I almost dont wanna mess with it since its antique, though it could have a crappy resale value anyway so who knows.
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    I knew I wasnt going crazy on the xmas projection, when I looked before, nothing came up with any of the numbers you posted, so I guess its gone for now. I forgot to say that Im interested most in the ghost projection, and the purple fire n ice. After testing all the ones I bought last year, I would say maybe 1-4 didnt work right or at all. So definitely test run them for at least 3 mins to make sure they light up AND rotate. 3 mins was all it took to be sure it went good or bad if its...
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    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    too cool for school
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Great find, Mike! I just now saw this thread. I like the ghost projection one. It would even look cool using it inside in an upstairs room, with passersby seeing the ghosts thru the window projected on the wall. I see it says they are sold out online. Or does that just mean they haven't been for sale yet?
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    Yesterday, 06:07 AM
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 08:49 PM
    Check with the local nurseries. Vine borers follow VERY SPECIFIC dates depending on your area. Just spray the week or two they are in flight and you should be good.
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    04-25-2015, 08:39 PM
    Rainy night last!
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    I agree. Three of the locations I routinely visited are closed. It seems like the places that carry Halloween stuff are all the same now. It's almost no fun shopping - the same 'ole, same 'ole.
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