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Re: seasonal decorations too!


Maddy,
I altered the subject line so your decorations didn't get lost in the
migraine talk.  They sound
very pretty and fun to make.  I think this desire to create is what binds
all of us on this list.  That's why we garden.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 11:05 AM
Subject: [CHAT] More on migraines- and seasonal decorations too!


> Hello Everyone,
> So, to justify this post as having something to do with gardening, I'd
like
> to mention a wonderful and very easy decoration I made. Now, I admit, it's
not
> exactly my original idea. I saw something similar in a catalog selling for
an
> incredible price, and decided I could do it myself. I made a huge star,
about
> 25 inches across, from Weeping Willow branches and Ilex Verticilata
berries.
> (The inspiration piece in the catalog was made from grape vines and the
> berries). I wired the main branches of the star together, then just
started weaving
> smaller branches all around it. Then I hot glued the berries on. It looks
> beautiful hanging outside on a birch tree, where a spotlight shines on it
at night.
> I see some birds pecking at the berries, too! Now I'm making very small
ones
> (about 4 inches) as Christmas tree ornaments, and those I will coat with
> Verathane so that they last.
>
> OK, back to work!
>
> Happy Holidays to All!
> Maddy Mason
> Hudson Valley, NY  zone 5/6
>
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