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Re: Busy day

I got the trough at an ag supply/ feed store in a rural area nearby. I really wanted an old one that was "aged" (aka a bit rusty)- I looked around some of the old farms for an abandoned one, but no luck. It about killed me to drill the holes in the bottom of an $80 galvinized trough. I think next spring I'm going to try to spray on a faux finish of somekind to make it look more rustic. I actually came up with the idea because I wasn't willing to fork out $250 for a ceramic trough (and to find one the size I wanted, I would have had to pay to get it delivered since it would weigh about 2 tons!). Anyway, I'm happy with how it came out.

Andrea H wrote:

That sounds very pretty Theresa. Definitely send pictures if you can.
Where'd you get the trough? That's a neat idea.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 11:07 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Busy day

That sounds fabulous, Theresa!  Will there be photos?  Has your DH noticed

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) Where we have a freeze warning tonight, but it's
still 46 F. at 11:06 p.m.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On


Of Theresa
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 10:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy day

So-  yesterday was my busy day outside.  I ripped out the remnants of
the tomatos and planted my snow and snap peas.  The spot I was
solarizing I hope got cooked enough.  The plastic on top of the earth
has started disintegrating.  I'm going to remove it and cover that whole
bed with clear plastic over the winter and into spring until it's time
to plant something else.
I also bought a water trough (like a horse would drink out of- 2x4x2
foot size), drilled holes in the bottom and set it on bricks, and filled
it with soil.  It is outside the window of the room my husband uses as
an office at home.  He used to only have a view of the fence about 5
feet from the window and the neighbors house beyond that- not too
exciting.  It is on the north side of the house.   I got a lattice panel
and attached to the top of the fence, and filled the trough with ferns,
pansies, cyclemen, a couple of mini-mums, and a white bower vine, and an
Alba (sauvolens) rose (a climber that does well in shade).  So, now he
has some color and the rose and bower vine should make a nice green
backdrop once they grow more.


james singer wrote:

Spent the morning cleaning out one large area that had definitely
become overgrown. Nine 40-gallon trash bags and four 30-gallon trash
cans. Then we planted tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. We've got two
more areas that need that kind of clean up, so I can hardly wait until
next weekend.

Island Jim Southwest Florida 27.0 N, 82.4 W Zone 10a Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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