Sandbox forum: Pine Cones

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Aug 23, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Any ideas? I live feet away from a park and picked up pine cones, there are as many as I want....but I have no creative
ideas for the garden. All I can think of is spray paint them gold and glitter up with green and red and hang in a christmas
tree.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Aug 23, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Buy a wreath deal from a craft store and make a pine cone wreath. You can also stack them and glue them together to make a tree. You can also make a stick figure then glue the figure to a bar or pole so you have a natural sculpture for the garden. Smiling
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 23, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Pile them around the base of clematises for an easy and airy mulch.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 23, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Spread peanut butter and then roll them in birdseed. Hang for the (winter) birds.
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Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
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Kathy547
Aug 24, 2016 8:58 AM CST
Paint them different colors & put them in a bowl with the larger end up. It'll look like a bowl of zinnias.

You can also use them as a filler for large pots.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
Aug 24, 2016 6:19 PM CST
Thanks to everyone for all the clever ideas, I like every one of them!
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Aug 26, 2016 5:45 AM CST
Can you burn in stove or fireplace? Do they smell good?

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 26, 2016 6:24 AM CST
Pine cones make a neat looking tree if you have mini fairy garden
also on the fairy theme the make a great roof shingles on the houses.

The coolest thing I have seen made from pine cones has to be flowers
some how they were sliced to get the two center rows and then painted
maybe a google search would bring up a picture?
((I just searched pine cone flowers))
It does but I don't know how to link
they were using the bottom and they look like mums
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Aug 26, 2016 8:15 AM CST
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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Aug 28, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Wow, tons more ideas, I may have to collect some more, thank you everyone!
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 28, 2016 4:56 PM CST
I received a bag of pine cone fire starters one year. They were so pretty in a basket. Essentially, they were dipped in (colored)wax, a wick inserted and it burned along with the logs in my fireplace.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Aug 28, 2016 6:29 PM CST
I have used them in bowl at christmas with scented oil. Got to put them in plastic bag first with the oil for a week or so.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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