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RE: thoughts

They are silk trees. 2 are white bark with green/red underside leaves. 

I gave one of the trees to my mother for her new addition, and one does fit
in the house as it is a different variety. So I am down to this one. I did
offer her this one too, but she doesn't want it.

You are probably right that the silk will fade immediately.... hum.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:07 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] thoughts
> Kitty's idea isn't bad.  Are the trees "silk" or plastic?  If they are
> plastic, I imagine they will last longer outside than a "silk" variety.
> Plastic is much easier to clean, of course, but if they really are
> realistic
> looking, they are probably the "silk."  Silk doesn't weather that well.
> Also, if it is realistic looking, could you selectively prune them/shape
> them to fit your space?  (You may need a dab of paint here or there to
> cover
> the "wound" when you cut.)  Either way, for $10, you really can't lose
> either way!  Could you still "plant them" inside that side window?  It
> would
> still block the view of the neighbor and the birds and the cats would
> still
> see them.  Of course, there may be more space outside than in.  Why not
> try
> them both ways?  Put one or two outside and one inside?  Talk about
> bringing
> the outside in!  LOL!!!
> Congrats on your find, Donna!
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Kitty
> Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 10:43 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] thoughts
> You could try it, not much to lose.  Or how about cutting nearly all the
> base off, securing them to the floor somehow, and adding mulch.  Make 'em
> look like they are growing out of the floor.  You'd really have people
> guessing.
> and use the baskets for something else.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 9:56 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] thoughts
> > Although most of you will think I am nuts, here is the situation, in
> > more or less a nut shell.
> >
> > I had to attend an auction for work this week.  The last thing I
> > expected to see was anything I would personally want... but there they
> > were! Seems this auto dealership had some fake trees in the showroom.
> > They are your better than average type, as I did a doubt take thinking
> > they were real from a few ft away. SO of course, for 10.00 the three
> > of them were mine.
> >
> > Then I brought them home... oh my, they are ten ft high and my
> > ceilings are only 9.... and they are a lot wider than I thought
> > too.... they seems much smaller in that parking lot!
> >
> > So my choices are:
> >
> > Cut off a foot from the bottom 'dirt' section, but they might look
> > strange in the larger wicker baskets containing them (which BTW, are
> > nice baskets)
> >
> > Or
> >
> > Plant them outside- thinking by my side window that the cat sits by
> > since the birdbath and feeders are right outside there. I could never
> > plant a real birch tree there as it would be too close to the
> > foundation, but an artificial tree - hum, it would also block the view
> > to the neighbors window... I could hang the feeders on there, but
> > would the birds like it rather than the pole they are on now? Just how
> > hokey would this be.... I figure if they lasted a year or two, what
> > difference would it make... I would be out my 3.33.....
> >
> > Thoughts,
> > Donna
> >
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