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Carry Your Supplies Around the Garden

By mcash70
March 8, 2012

I use an ice cream pail with the handle on it to tote my camera, phone, little plastic baggies, small note book and pen, and a few peanuts for the Steller's jays whenever I am working in the garden. When I move, it moves with me. I put a white cloth over it to protect it from dust or light sprinkles.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 8, 2012 8:05 AM CST
This is an idea that I'm definitely going to utilize! I always take the phone outside when I'm in the garden and end up leaving it on the deck or laying on the ground somewhere and then forgetting about it. There have been a few times where I had to go inside to get my cell phone and dial the house number to find where I left it! I like the idea of having a small pail to carry around the yard ... for keeping the phone handy as well as my camera and sunscreen etc.

Thanks mcash for sharing this great tip! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 8, 2012 9:58 AM CST
Thanks Lin! I tip my hat to you. Also having the phone and camera in the pail makes it very visible if you do still end up leaving it somewhere. Hilarious!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 8, 2012 10:09 AM CST
So true!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 8, 2012 1:51 PM CST
A weatherproof container would be nice...in red, in case I'd forget it and come back looking.
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Mar 8, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Who ate the ice cream, Margaret ??? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 8, 2012 2:11 PM CST
Well Linda, I think I got that pail from my sister!! Green Grin! We buy icecream in the carton!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Mar 8, 2012 2:33 PM CST
Sure Margaret ! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Mar 8, 2012 2:38 PM CST
It is a good tip even with all the calories involved. Thumbs up Hilarious!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 8, 2012 2:57 PM CST
That should be the other part of the tip, if you don't have a pail go buy one filled with your favorite ice cream, eat before using!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Mar 8, 2012 2:58 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2012 3:49 PM CST
I love this tip. I will definitely be using it. Hurray!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 8, 2012 3:59 PM CST
Thank you Lynn! I tip my hat to you.
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Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2012 4:09 PM CST
Sure don't know why I didn't think of it before. I am forever laying things down and spending time searching for where I laid them. This will help in my time management. Thumbs up
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 8, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Our local hardware store (Ace) sells a little red bucket about that same size and that's just what I use mine for! Although, it does lack the fringe benefit of the original tip! Hilarious!
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Marilyn
Mar 8, 2012 10:10 PM CST
Excellent tip Margaret! Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Thumbs up

Woofie, I'll have to run over to our Ace store and look for that red pail. What section in the store is it? How much did it cost? Thanks! Thumbs up

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 8, 2012 10:28 PM CST
Your welcome Marilyn, glad you liked it. I tip my hat to you.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Mar 9, 2012 9:16 AM CST
Oh, gee, I don't know what section they were in, DH bought it for me. The last one he brought home was white. (We also use them for watering the dogs.) I think the red ones were only a dollar or so.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2012 11:20 PM CST
Thanks Woofie! I'll have to check them out! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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