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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jun 17, 2013 7:57 AM CST
So here are our newest projects. Ric did the one with the blue glass tiles and I did the one with river pebbles. They haven't been grouted yet so they aren't quite finished. My pebbles came from a friend that ordered a load to do walk ways they aren't very expensive and I sprayed them with a sealer to bring out the natural color.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 17, 2013 8:54 AM CST
I have another similar project going, too. I found 2 concrete pipes 20in tall and 9in across in a field and brought them home. I covered them in the same blue glass tiles that were used on the bowling ball. I am going to turn these into planters and I have a couple of Dracaena for in them and just need to pick a spiller to fall over the edges.

Please post some pictures of your projects.

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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 18, 2013 11:42 AM CST
My son came over this morning and we grouted the blue glass ball and the two cylinders
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Name: Curtis
West Plains MO (Zone 7a)
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curtsheirlooms
Jun 18, 2013 11:43 AM CST
nice, I love it Hurray!
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ;) Gardening takes a lot of work, but replenishes the soul.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 20, 2013 5:05 AM CST
You've been busy Holly - very nice!!
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2013 5:30 AM CST
Still have to grout the pebble ball I think that will be interesting with all the different heights of the stones. I have been wondering if I could use something like a pastry bag to squirt the grout into the spaces instead of wiping it in.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jun 20, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Usually when I'm grouting, I use a rubber spatula. Seems to be easier than just wiping it in, especially on curved surfaces.

Looking great, Holly!
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2013 12:07 PM CST
I used a small sponge on the bowling ball, kind of wiped it in but there was a lot of wiping off to get the tiles clean.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jun 20, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Wiping off is the worst part. Big Grin
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 20, 2013 9:41 PM CST
Yes it sure was but the gluing on was great fun. I have several more balls and hope to do a few more sometime later.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jun 20, 2013 9:46 PM CST
Me too, I love the gluing part.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 26, 2013 11:58 AM CST
That is sooo creative!!! Smiling
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 26, 2013 1:55 PM CST
Thanks so much here they are all planted up and in place next to the Gazebo.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 26, 2013 2:28 PM CST

Wow Holly, They are beautiful and pick up the blue of the water. Love the jewel tones!!!

NICE JOB Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 26, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Thanks I was really pleased with them.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 28, 2013 11:13 AM CST
I love how the bowlingball is just on the ground -- it is so pretty just right there!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Angela
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AR
Dec 10, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Beautiful work they add so much to the garden Hurray!
Plants just make
everything better.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Dec 10, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Hi Angela - welcome to ATP Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Angela
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AR
Dec 10, 2013 12:55 PM CST
Thanks Chris Smiling
Plants just make
everything better.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Dec 10, 2013 1:01 PM CST

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Welcome! Hurray!

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