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Re: pond alternatives


Theresa-just FYI, Wal-Mart and K-Mart too I think sell "look-alike" whisky
barrels that are actually plastic if you're worried about toxins or
shrinkage.  Also, Home Depot has  pre-formed pond liners that are about the
size you would be looking for.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 2:37 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] native/wild bees- and other good bugs


> Thanks-  I'll keep that in mind-- I had visions of drunk tadpoles swimming
> around!
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Daryl
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 10:38 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] native/wild bees- and other good bugs
>
>
> By "new", I mean after use, but soon after they're cut in half and sold.
> After they dry out completely, the staves shrink, and the hoops tend to
fall
> down.
>
> And I'm told that the whiskey barrels will kill plants and fish, but I
don't
> know about wine barrels. I use plastic liners in mine. I have a couple of
> pre-formed plastic, and have also used plain plastic stapled on. I've also
> used cut "contractor's bags" with no problem, but who knows what the next
> batch might be like.
>
> Daryl
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 12:30 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] native/wild bees- and other good bugs
>
>
> > Ok- can you explain the hoops and barrel thing to me abit more-  when it
> is
> > fresh?  You mean new?  We don't ever see new barrels here- they've all
> been
> > used for wine or something.  Hmmm, wonder if the residual tanins would
> kill
> > plants or critters???
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Daryl
> > Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 8:03 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] native/wild bees- and other good bugs
> >
> >
> > I have several. A water lily, Thalia dealbata, and some Parrot's Feather
> in
> > one, Watermint , Juncus and Water Canna in another. The plants outside
the
> > tubs include evergreens and perennials.
> >
> > By the way, I learned a trick from a friend with a vineyard. She says to
> > screw the hoops onto the barrel while the barrel is still fresh. That
way,
> > the hoops don't fall off as the wood shrinks.
> >
> > Daryl
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 10:13 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] native/wild bees- and other good bugs
> >
> >
> > > Well, I certainly can get half barrels here- wine barrels are
abundant.
> I
> > > don't however know what types of plants I should be looking for to be
> > > amphibian friendly-  any advise?
> >
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