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Feb 20, 2010 5:58 PM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Anyone know how well it might (or might not) work to spray paint the straw wattle? I'm guessing it would flake off. I should seed them with four leaf clover!

Anyway, here's my beginning.....hope to make good progress next week, if work doesn't get in the way. Drats!

Before pic 1.

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Feb 20, 2010 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
I ran out between raindrops and dragged the wattle around a bit, here's a rough idea of how it will look. Need to tighten the ends up a bit. Where the garden hoses lay will be rocks piled up in a short 'wall'. Nice river rocks from MickeyAZ. Thanks! Mickey. More to come....

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Feb 20, 2010 8:01 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, Ar
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Lookin' good McP! You gonna plant veggies in there?
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Feb 20, 2010 8:22 PM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Veggies, flowers, herbs.... I'm thinking it will have to be seasonal. I like how portable the wattles are. Here this seson, there later. It's my first one.....stay tuned, I'll play with it a bit.
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Feb 20, 2010 11:00 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, Ar
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Very cool! Can't wait to see what you plant!
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Feb 20, 2010 11:01 PM CST
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Mary I have a feeling that this is going to work out well for you!
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Feb 21, 2010 1:28 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Thanks Dan, I think so too. We drove down to south Scottsdale yesterday for a load of compost from Singh Farms. I'll use the compost in this bed. It was $40 for one front loader scoop which filled the bed of the big truck.
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Feb 21, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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Wattles and Singh Farms compost...how can it get any better.
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Feb 21, 2010 1:52 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, Ar
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Singh's has great compost. For $60 last summer I got a 3/4 ton truck packed full. Barely finished using it all up, so need to make another trip to pick up some more. Hopefully next Saturday.

This is going to be great McP!
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Feb 27, 2010 11:52 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
It's an Advil day!!

I call this one "Implements of Reconstruction".....spent the morning making the keyhole path. A huge thanks to Mickey and Chuck for the rocks....small boulders even.

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Feb 27, 2010 11:54 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Taking shape.

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Feb 27, 2010 11:54 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Looking NE

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Feb 27, 2010 11:56 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Looking SE

Taking a lunch break then I begin sifting the compost - - - trying to beat the rainstorm on its way in.

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Feb 27, 2010 11:59 AM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Please ignore all the assorted junk in the background..... we got Stuff! The sunken clay pot will be RayDan's clumping onions. Don't want them to take over the garden.
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Feb 27, 2010 12:42 PM CST
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Mary,
What a great way to make a pattern for your rocks!
If anyone needs rock I've got a few left after Mary got her's.
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Feb 27, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Wow that looks great Mary!!! I have those onions everywhere!!!
Marie
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Feb 27, 2010 1:36 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Marie...I can't get used to your new name..Jo
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Feb 27, 2010 5:48 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
Day is done, let it rain! We got all the compost turned in and some garden art placed. Will plant some veggies next weekend. Here's a pic of our final result......I know, I know....needs some green in there. Soon come. It's a bit shady, part of the plan of course, so this picture is not so great.

Thanks for following my little bitty garden project. Good thing we have:

1. a hot tub
2. a large jar of Advil
3. an adequate amount of scotch
4. a number for pizza delivery

McTuckeredOut

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Feb 27, 2010 5:49 PM CST
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
A mixture of some very favorite rocks from some of our very favorite camping spots and our huge score at Mickey's Rock Yard.

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Feb 27, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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Looks great MickeyPea...can't wait to see it grown out.
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