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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 28, 2014 7:57 AM CST
This is a really neat page that has some great ideas for creating garden paths.

http://blog.builddirect.com/co...
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Wow, really nice ... I especially like the first three!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Jul 28, 2014 10:00 AM CST
That one with the bottle interested me ... It got me to thinking if you filled them up with water and planted a circle around a plant if that would keep the roots just a bit warmer.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 10:45 AM CST
The sun shining on the glass should warm up the glass bottles and I'd think it would indeed keep the plants roots warmer.

I googled and found some great pictures of flower borders using colored glass bottles. https://www.google.com/search?...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Jul 28, 2014 11:19 AM CST
The bottle trick might let you push zones as well! I think I might try it with some of my Caladiums.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Thumbs up
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
May 16, 2015 9:24 AM CST
I would worry about breakage - my household is just too rambunctious for something like that I think. Really pretty, though, I especially like the ones that are buried or have only a couple inches showing.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
May 16, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Thanks for bumping this up .. I had forgotten about it!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

regina34
Nov 2, 2015 2:34 AM CST
It is really awesome! The fourth one looks very stylish. But i am not sure it practical. I liked the wood siding path!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Nov 2, 2015 7:39 AM CST
Hi Regina and welcome to ATP! Those glow in the dark pebbles are neat and I like the siding idea as well.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Aug 23, 2016 11:50 AM CST
Several are nice but I wonder about their longevity. None would seem to be options for people who have ambulatory issues, the general public, or where there are tenants. After seeing my folks go through some issues in recent years, I have taken ambulatory issues and aging into heavy consideration on the planning side.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Aug 23, 2016 12:51 PM CST
I am almost always barefoot in my yard, so mown lawn pathways work best for me. I have a few bark paths as well, but those are a bit rough on bare feet when first laid down. They do tend to soften as they age, and sometimes the bark is soft to begin with. I also have a fair amount of poured concrete sidewalks, easy to maintain but not nearly as nice looking. For anything wheeled, though, they work the best.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Aug 23, 2016 2:05 PM CST
I haven't been able to go barefoot in my yard - the previous owners apparently didn't care what they threw out in the yard ... every time it rains more junk like piece of metal, broken glass and plastic come to the surface - even insulation.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Aug 23, 2016 4:07 PM CST
That is so awful, Anne. Our neighbors below us were the same way - the new owners raked and raked it but metal has a way of working its way to the surface (bicycles, appliances, who knows what all got buried down there...)
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

Hilda123
Oct 17, 2016 10:30 PM CST
It's really awesome..
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Oct 23, 2016 10:50 PM CST
These are closer to my liking, natural, inexpensive (most of them) and (relatively) easy to make.

https://www.familyhandyman.com...
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Oct 24, 2016 12:41 AM CST
Ann, there is not a path in the article I would turn down. For some reason, I am a little rustic, I love the two that are winding, and go out of sight. I built a path this year. It's about 3 feet by 7 feet, and walks me right up to the faucet in the front lawn. Until I put this in, I was bringing dirt in pretty much everyday.

We have some aggragate sidewalks and some blacktop. On the hottest days this summers, my poor kitties both burned the pads of their feet so bad. I would love to come up with some little path that remains cool for them.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Oct 24, 2016 5:15 AM CST
Greg, like you I prefer something a little more natural. Thanks for the link.

Laurie just plain old cypress mulch or pine straw would work for your kitties.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Charles Walker
Victoria, BC
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charleswalker4
Mar 7, 2017 11:19 PM CST
Yes, this is really nice article. Great tips..
Name: Charles Walker
Victoria, BC
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charleswalker4
Apr 3, 2017 3:43 AM CST
WOW ! the garden paths looks amazing. That's really superb ideas, Nice work.....
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