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Re: sun or shade?


Hi Zem, maybe you ought to try older pennies, 10 years old or older, 
since the new ones aren't made of copper.  They are a base metal with a 
copper plating.  Not sure that will have any effect, but the older ones 
should last a lot longer.

Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> Try putting new copper pennies in the birdbath.   Something with the 
> copper ions prevents the growth of algae.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 12:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] sun or shade?
>
>
>> algae grows faster in sun.  and putting it in shade helps the water stay
>> cooler for the birdies.
>>
>> On 5/25/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> Does a birdbath develop gunk faster in sun or shade?
>>>
>>> I know lavender helps forstall it but I don't have any.  I'm 
>>> cleaning the
>>> bowl with chlorine now and would like to keep it clean as long as 
>>> possible.
>>> I can put it in sun or shade, doesn't matter.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
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>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX
>> zone 8A
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