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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2011 8:28 AM CST
I saw this trash to treasure project posted in a DG thread. Just loved the idea I think I would add a screen on the back of the second shutter to to provide some containment of the soil. I guess they use two shutters to provide a deeper planting pocket. I l like the handle on the back idea to provide a tripod support.
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Backyard-Projects/Small-Garden...

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Name: Linda
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LuvNature
Apr 1, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Thanks for sharing Holly! I sometimes purchase "Birds and Blooms". It's a great magazine. I like that project too. I think screen or chicken wire would be good to use. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2011 10:11 AM CST

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Great idea Holly. I agree with using some kind of screen (something to keep the soil in place).

Okay, who is going to be the first person to do this one? Thumbs up
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m1ll3r
Apr 2, 2011 4:40 AM CST
What a really cool idea. you could set it upright in a really big pot too. I am also a dumpster diver. and a yard sale sailer.

Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 2, 2011 6:17 AM CST
I guess the first person to find the right shutters. Hilarious! I have some louvered doors but they are already designated for other use. My son had a ton of old shutters but they are solid. So I guess I will put Ric on the look out for some for this project.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2011 6:53 AM CST

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The race is one to see who finds the perfect shutters first. Thumbs up
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LuvNature
Apr 2, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Need to send DH to dumpsters today... Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2011 10:09 AM CST

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Think I'll ask my DH if he will go look. Big Grin
Well, maybe not. I remember last year when he had to help me get milk jugs out of the bins at the recycling center. Sad
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 2, 2011 4:48 PM CST
I already have Ric and my friend Vickie on it. Hilarious! Hilarious!
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BlueFox
Apr 21, 2011 10:10 AM CST
I love recycling! I always check out the recycle center at the garbage dump (oh, pardon me, the landfill) - sometimes nothing, other times treasure!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 21, 2011 10:46 AM CST

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To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump. We used to sing that like a song. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Terri
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insiderart
Apr 23, 2011 10:15 AM CST
You know when I was a kid you could find all kinds of cool stuff at the "dump". It was the most bizarre thing I had ever seen (my aunt took me there one day). There was stuff piled everywhere in neat little piles, good stuff! Nice stuff that people didn't want anymore and just took off, piled nicely for the next person to take if they wanted. I remember seeing piles of encyclopedias, chairs, dolls, just all kinds of stuff! The "trash" was further back in a big pile. Amazing!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 23, 2011 11:17 AM CST

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Wow, would that be fun. Now they don't want you taking anything from the dump.
Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
Apr 28, 2011 10:37 AM CST
Isn't that the most ridiculous thing. In the case of the dump here, I guess it's because people have paid money to put it in the landfill, so they can't really turn around and let people take it. Unfortunately here, the recycle center has turned into a free for all with the 'crackheads' (drug addicts) going and stripping out motors from washing machines etc for the copper wire to sell for their next fix. Yuk. Makes me shudder to think of their lives, or lack there of. It certainly makes it an uncomfortable experience to go in the recycle building with that under way.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 28, 2011 2:22 PM CST

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Fortunately I haven't observed that behavior at our recycling center. I went last year to get gallon milk just for Winter Sowing. http://cubits.org/wintersowing/articles/view/218/
Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
May 3, 2011 2:42 PM CST
I'll definitely have to try your winter sowing technique. It would keep the seeds and seedlings safe from mice and birds, that's for sure.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 3, 2011 4:20 PM CST

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Because the lid is left off the jug and slits cut in the shoulders of the jug, they also don't seem to have problems with rot. I think just enough air circulation is provided. It is so easy I still have trouble believing it will work.
Name: den
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macguyver
May 9, 2011 1:44 AM CST
valleylynn said:The race is one to see who finds the perfect shutters first. Thumbs up


Here is the first of 3 that I have salvaged. I bought a roll of 12" wide screen used for venting to cover the back. The amended custom soil has a larger mixture of sphagum- peat moss and perlite than I usually use so that the soil when upright would stick together and hold more water. My intention is to use these 3 shutters and also I bought a bunch of angled vent pipe flashing to cover the outside wall of my greenhouse. It's going to take some placement planning to look like an organized chaos. I'll send pics as it progresses. This one has mostly semps but a few other succulents in there for filler. All the semps are a new batch from Martha at North Hills Nursery , all have new babies popping out. This should fill in very quickly. Sorry for sideways photo, coming from my phone, didn't know it would flip it sideways, if you click on it you will be able to see the whole shutter Sticking tongue out .Thumb of 2011-05-09/macguyver/5288b4
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
May 9, 2011 2:55 AM CST
Wow, that looks fantastic! Do you already have it hung or are you waiting for the plants to root into the soil a bit first? You've got a nice amount of plants in it and it should fill in quickly. I can't wait to see your entire wall and will be looking forward to progress pictures.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
May 9, 2011 3:18 AM CST
WOW That does look really nice. I just got an old shutter myself. It needs painted or poly-coated to protect the wood as a good bit of it has peeled off. Just need to decide how I want to finish it. I just came home with a big haul of tender succulents from Lowes a few days ago. Guess I will be ready to start planting all my pots and containers. This week.
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