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Sep 8, 2010 12:53 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
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Everyone here is growing "brown" grass! Maybe the rain will green it up a bit!
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Sep 9, 2010 2:56 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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We actually got a pretty good rain yesterday. It is still too wet to work outside today.

Has anyone tried staining concrete? Specifically the 12" patio blocks. I want to create a small stepping stone walkway with them, but the standard plain gray concrete color is too light, and stands out too much against the mulch. I'm thinking about staining them darker, like a dark brown or charcoal.
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Sep 9, 2010 10:41 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
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We got some nice rain last night and today. VERY nice weather!
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Sep 10, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Ferns Irises Bulbs
I'm hoping we'll get some fall color this year before the trees are bare. Every day I'm having to clean brown fallen leaves off the driveway. A lot of the trees are looking sparse already, dropping leaves from stress, not from seasonal change.

I think we're owed a nice fall after the crummy summer we had. Where do I register a weather complaint?
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Sep 11, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
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www.booooo.com!!
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Sep 11, 2010 9:17 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Charter ATP Member Region: Tennessee Region: Georgia Garden Art Cat Lover Butterflies
Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Ferns Irises Bulbs
Thanks for that link. Sticking tongue out

Well, I ran errands today in the pouring rain and smiled the whole time, despite getting repeatedly drenched. I didn't exactly rock the drowned rat look, but what's a bad hair day when we're getting such great rain?
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Sep 12, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Charter ATP Member
Yaaaaay!!!
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Sep 12, 2010 6:08 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Charter ATP Member Region: Tennessee Region: Georgia Garden Art Cat Lover Butterflies
Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Ferns Irises Bulbs
What a gorgeous weather day we had at the Tennessee Valley Fair! I'll try to get some photos up tonight. Photos are now up.
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Sep 12, 2010 7:26 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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Here are some garden photos:

Don Juan climbing rose. It is actually a deep red, although the photo doesn't show it.
Thumb of 2010-09-13/knoxred/aa87a8

new foliage on Knockout rose
Thumb of 2010-09-13/knoxred/e975e5
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Sep 13, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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Red, staining concrete is very easy. You put on the acid wash, put on the stain, voila.... we did a floor in my old home, it looked great.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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Sep 14, 2010 4:53 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Charter ATP Member Region: Tennessee Region: Georgia Garden Art Cat Lover Butterflies
Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Ferns Irises Bulbs
You are very talented (and brave!) to do a floor. My fear is messing it up and having it look bad, but with separate blocks, I can edit out the rejects. A poured slab would be much more intimidating.

A trip to Home Depot is in order today for seed and fertilizer, so I'll check out what they have for concrete stains when I'm there. Do you remember what brand you used?
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Sep 14, 2010 10:14 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Charter ATP Member Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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No, but I got it from HD, so I'm sure it'll be fine.

It is semi-transparent - you will see discolorations under the stain come through somewhat. I'm trying to remember, I think we applied it with a broom. Don't let it intimidate you, it really isn't a big deal.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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