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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...
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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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)
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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.
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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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?...
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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.
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 11:52 AM CST
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Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
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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)
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Xeramtheum
May 16, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Thanks for bumping this up .. I had forgotten about it!
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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)
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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.
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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.
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Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
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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)
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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 world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein
Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Fruit Growers Ferns Dragonflies
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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)
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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!
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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 world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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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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