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Re: stocking lids


Wow, these are fantastic !  How did you make them ?  I think they look
pretty cool !  I can  see a dog running around with one in his mouth
though ;-)


Donald Eaves wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I've taken some ribbing for these things, but if the dogs will not steal
> them for toys they are an effective barrier against grasshoppers.  This
> group is covering some of my acquisitions via the ASI Plant Sale.  Within
> two hours of planting them I found a grasshopper that had already destroyed
> the main rhizome.  So I moved some from elsewhere and put fresh stockings on
> them and now the rhizomes underneath are growing happily and safely.  This
> bed isn't large (yet) and wasn't ready when I received them.  It's carved
> out between the limestone rocks at the edge of the hill.  I'd discovered
> several years ago that some of the harder to grow arilbreds did really well
> in the soil that is there naturally and I wanted to try some more and pure
> arils to see if it will happen again.  So I potted them with that soil and
> when I got enough done to plant got them in the bed.  It's a tough dig,
> though.  Rocks, greenbriar roots and tough grasses.  I propose to leave the
> native bluestem and Texas muly grass, but that just makes getting everything
> else removed harder.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 8, USA
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