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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Mar 30, 2016 11:17 PM CST
" If you build it, he will come."
Home, garden, and garage projects, share what you're working on.
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
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Eric4home
Mar 30, 2016 11:23 PM CST
I just a day or so building an auto opening gable vent for our HFGH, with the solar blanket on for the winter we needed to vent excess heat. I'll probably put together an article in more detail.
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Ric of MAF @ DG
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Mar 31, 2016 3:44 AM CST
Very cool, Ric! What does HFGH stand for? Something something greenhouse!

What I really need is a bonsai bench, but without any tools, talent, time, experience, or materials, it's just a dream for now. Hilarious!
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Mar 31, 2016 6:22 AM CST
aw, ssg, you can always have the bench regardless of the other things. Live the dream! Thumbs up
Ok seriously. A table or bench outside for potting is so great. I love just brushing the spilled potting mix onto the ground.
I'll have to post my pics off the phone- new garage for Mark and blank slate for me around it.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Mar 31, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Harbor Freight Greenhouse. We have a whole cult. Hilarious!

Sally, that's why I included garage in the opening comments. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Mar 31, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Thanks for starting this thread Ric! Yesterday when I wanted to post about the Selma mansion restoration project, I wasn't seeing the home project thread - then realized the one I was thinking about for our group had been on DG and the topic likely hadn't come up yet here on ATP. I was thinking about creating a thread here for this topic near and dear to my heart, but I didn't take the time and just ended up putting it on the Neck of the Woods thread. So I tip my hat to you. to you!

As always, lots of unfinished projects just waiting for attention at my place. Really hoping to get the back patio done this year. It has been on the to do list since we built the house in 1991 LOL. I think it is the last of the bigger type projects left to do, but I don't seem to have any problems coming up with more LOL.

Sally, really looking forward to the garage photos and what you end up doing with that blank slate!

SSG, ditto what Sally said - give that potting bench the ol' college try Smiling
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Apr 1, 2016 8:59 AM CST
Ric so thoughtfully reminded me to pay a pic of garage, not sure if I had

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But most fun for me is the outside, presenting an excuse for more gardening. There is an area about 20 by 20 behind it. Could be mossy grass, planting along the wall, or do I put something in the middle of that also. and have paths around? Will be shaded a lot I think, but need to study more.
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..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Apr 1, 2016 10:02 AM CST
I love it! How much of this did Mark build? I was so surprised when he told me that he had taken down the huge mature tree in your yard by himself. Really impressive! Thumbs up

And DH wants to call the handyman to change one outdoor lightbulb. Hilarious! I'm not handy, either, so we're not a diy family.

But I'm seriously considering cobbling together that bonsai bench. nodding I don't think it'll take much carpentry at all, and it's so much better to have the little trees elevated.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Apr 1, 2016 1:47 PM CST
We contracted everything except Mark will run the electric line himself. And we have to fix up the lawn now, and get gravel in front of the garage. (We wouldn't have stomached the bill if a new driveway was included! so the driveway will come later. Isn't that the way with 50 yr old houses- fix one thing, and the next looks older and crappie r till it's done...etc... Whistling

..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Apr 2, 2016 10:15 AM CST
My landlord Steve has decided that my big room, which used to be a porch, need better support underneath it instead od the pressure treated supports it has now. He has been cleaning out under the room, build a bench type storage area for my pots and gardening stuff under there. All the noid bearded iris were dug up and given away this morning so after all is done I will have another bed to make.
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Apr 2, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Too bad you had to give away your irises, but it sounds like you have a great landlord!
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Apr 2, 2016 11:09 AM CST
The irises were his and were in the way. He lets me do just about anything I want in the yards. He'll get out his rototiller and use it where I want a new bed and get as much mulch as I need. His front yard has gone from nothing but 12 inch high weeds (because he didn't mow) to a mess of a garden with no lawn. This year I am concentrating on the front by the mailbox along the road.
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Apr 2, 2016 11:39 AM CST
WOW! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Apr 2, 2016 6:19 PM CST
Looks awesome, Robin, the neighbors must love having you there! How awesome is that, an enabling landlord!
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Apr 2, 2016 6:27 PM CST

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He's very lucky to have you!! Looks great! Hurray!
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Apr 18, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Great job RB, I think I remember some before pics or in progress. Smiling
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Name: Craig B
Sparrows Point, MD (Zone 7b)
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grdnguru
Apr 21, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Here's my finished porch from late last year. Took 5 months of do it yourself labor to get this completed. Many, many challenges but it was well worth it. I will get an updated picture to show how we have augmented this with flowers and such.
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Hellebores Ferns Ponds
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aspenhill
Apr 21, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Craig, that is really nice! I like the dual stairs and that solid skirt underneath - is that stone? Had to laugh at wondering what the colored thingies were outlining the sidewalk before opening up the thumbnail LOL.
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Apr 22, 2016 8:22 AM CST
That looks great Craig. Thumbs up
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Apr 23, 2016 5:54 AM CST
That is one fabulous, grand porch. Well done!
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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