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RE: using junk in the garden


Kitty, I'd try the flea markets and music shops for old and perhaps no
longer functional instruments.  Of course purchasing toy instruments might
still be cheaper.  You might even check out e-bay.  (If the music shops
don't know where you can find inexpensive and/or no longer functional
instruments, I'm not sure where else to suggest.  Perhaps a local school
could help if they rent instruments to band members just learning their
instruments.)  I have seen "mock" instruments in party stores made of
plastic.  I suppose it's how realistic you want the instruments to seem.
Wooden instruments would be more difficult to use as the moisture in a
garden can warp the wood and change coloration.  I'd stick with
"plastic/bakelite" or metal instruments if you can.

Blessings,

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)




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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 4:00 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] using junk in the garden

Not exactly junk, but....
Our display gardens are planning to incorporate a musical garden.  You
know....a broken snare drum with drumstick alliums growing through it.
Trumpet Lilies.  Any suggestions for plant/instrument combinations?  Any
suggestions on how we can get the instruments donated?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 1:39 PM
Subject: [CHAT] using junk in the garden


> Using junk in the garden:
>
> As I attempt to continue to clean out the garage.... Found tons of old
> hub caps from the 50's?... So! Anyone have any ideas of what to do with
> them in the garden? I keep looking at them (since they are the fancier
> type and actually in good shape) thinking I should not put them in the
> garage sale cause no one is going to buy them- maybe on e-bay, but not
> from my front lawn....
>
> Also found a couple cases of bowling pins.....
>
> Thoughts anyone?
>
> Donna
> Break is over, back to sorting and cleaning.... I keep asking DH where
> did this stuff come from! Can anyone say pack rat!... found 7 snow
> blowers plus the garden tractor has a blade, I drive a snow plow truck
> and DH doesn't want to add anything to the sale.... urgh!:)
>
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