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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 12:49 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
What other junk can't we live without? Plant Markers, Seed starting trays, Composters, Marking Pens, Sprayers, Plant Stakes, etc., etc. Let's talk about all of them here.


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Imagestormyla
Aug 14, 2010 5:06 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! DSO says that this is the best looking plant that I grow. I have so many hundred of these things out in the beds that I never bother to put them away all season. Sometimes they go from Iris to Lily to Dahlia and they don't even make it back to this pot. This is the best way I have found to keep them from getting all tangled up and to have them handy, just when I need them!!

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Imagestormyla
Aug 26, 2010 6:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together

The most valuable misc tool that I use in the garden are little flags. They come in a package of 25 for about $7. When I take my morning stroll in the garden, I carry a handful of the flags with me. If I see some plant that needs attention or a tough weed that needs digging, or even a new bloom that I want to photograph, I stick a flag in the ground. This really saves me from searching around for something that I knew I wanted to get back to. I

It is helps me to remember the tasks that I need to do.

If there is some treatment that I want to give to a certain type of plant, I'll go locate & flag them all first. This makes it easy to gauge how much treatment I have to go around vs what's needed.





Imagestormyla
Aug 31, 2010 10:52 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Another thing that i use the flags for is plant moving. When I see something that needs to be moved, I flag it. then I look around for the right spot and flag that too. Saves me a lot of time relooking for which one has to be moved and where did I actually decide to put it.
Imagercn48
Sep 28, 2010 2:24 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
stormyla wrote:Saves me a lot of time relooking for which one has to be moved and where did I actually decide to put it.


Rolling on the floor laughing Sounds like a much better strategy than depending on my memory! Blinking You wouldn't believe how many times I've strolled through the gardens and by the time I get around to writing down my thoughts I've already forgotten them! Sticking tongue out
Imagestormyla
Sep 28, 2010 2:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yeah, me too Deb. The flags come in packs of 25 and you can get them in different colors. I use different colored flags to signify different tasks.
Imagercn48
Sep 28, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
We actually had quite a few of the flag packs...only we had to use them for a different purpose. Whistling We had to 'mark' plants that had just been planted so Rick wouldn't spray them with Round Up when they were still young and weeds were popping up around them! Hilarious!
Imagestormyla
Sep 28, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yesa, I use one color for the newly planted so that I will be able to find them to water them daily and to check to see if anything has been digging them up.
Imagestormyla
Nov 5, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Allison has a nice compost bin. Maybe I can get her to put a photo over here and tell us where she got it. She opened it and showed me how nice the compost was inside too.
ImageOnewish1
Nov 5, 2010 8:12 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I picked it up at either costco or HD... I will get you the brand & take a photo tomorrow.. works pretty good... and easy to spin
Imagestormyla
Nov 6, 2010 7:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I was very impressed with it. It seemed so much better built and designed than others I have seen. And yes, your compost is beautiful. Thumbs up
ImageOnewish1
Nov 6, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I tip my hat to you.
ImageOnewish1
Nov 6, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
do you believe there are no markings whatsoever.. i looked on handle barrel and stand.. I see nothing.. sorry I will have to see if I kept the manual
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and if Jen is reading this... see the pachysandra roots STILL not broken down in there.. mental note.. do not put in composter
Imagestormyla
Nov 6, 2010 8:49 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks Allison. I'm beginning to believe that Pachysandra could survive a nuclear blast.

The thing that is nice about yours is the easy access to the compost plus the drum being off of the ground should make it less likely to have rodents inside.
ImageOnewish1
Nov 6, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I am right along with you.. for some reason it doesn't do well for Jen.. she said the clumps I dug up for her.. stayed exactly the same size from last year.. told her not to worry I can dig more and more and more for her Rolling on the floor laughing

the more I think about it.. think it was from HD.. but it was late last winter when I picked it up
Imageluvsgrtdanes
Nov 7, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I like your composter Allison. Similar to the one I have only mine is ancient, big green and ugly and we trashed picked it Rolling my eyes. Seriously it does a great job and it was practically brand new. The person that tossed it even put the directions with it Hurray! I have mine way up in the back behind the shed. I keep a small green plastic one outside my kitchen door behind the rose bush for the kitchen scraps and just haul it up and dump it every once in a while.

I saw a real nice on at the nursery this year, it looked like a big terra cotta barrel. At 200 bucks I figured my ugly green one can make it a few more seasons Thumbs up
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Imagestormyla
Nov 7, 2010 10:05 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, indeed!
hart
Nov 7, 2010 10:44 PM CST
That's a great composter, Allison. I'd love to have one you can turn.

BTW, don't put anything that spreads by roots or rhizomes in your composter or that spreads by seeds after going to seed.
Imagestormyla
Nov 7, 2010 10:46 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I want one of those.
ImageOnewish1
Nov 8, 2010 5:06 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
thank you Hart... going to have to pluck out those pachysandra roots for sure.. everything else I was trying to be careful with not having seeds on them... I have a black upright one as well.. just has a big screw top and a trap door at the bottom... Michele's friend was tossing it... I said NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOO... we will take it... all the hacked coleus ended up in there.... going to add some leaves now

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