hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

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.


Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

I've stopped 26,073 spam messages. You can too!
One month FREE spam protection at http://www.cloudmark.com/spamnetsig/

-----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?


----- 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!:)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement