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RE: Forsythia pruning in Sprinng? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: ken_adrian on 03.23.2007 at 12:35 pm in Shrubs Forum

all plants that flower in the spring... are pruned after flowering ... why waste a good show ....

some flowering shrubs take a few years to get going and have a good show .. so don't panic if a new shrub doesn't impress you ... all plants have to grow sufficient roots to amaze ...

the only reason to prune a shrub is for size .... proper pruning of a flowering shrub involves taking out the thickest branches as close to the ground as possible.. up to 1/3 of the bush ... removing mature wood invigorates younger branches ... NEVER trim the ends ....

you can stick young cut branches in the ground, or a pot, or in water.. and many will root ...forsythia is easy to clone .... so is pussywillow ....

does that cover it?

good luck



clipped on: 04.04.2007 at 08:13 pm    last updated on: 04.04.2007 at 08:14 pm

Getting so close! 80% done!

posted by: jgarner53 on 03.21.2007 at 06:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

All my cabinet doors are hung - I have the glass (salvaged from old windows), so that needs to be installed on the baking center wall. My stove works, too! Electrician will come on Friday to give me power to the fridge and lights, counter Monday, then tile after that for the backsplash. Then the faucet can be installed (a key thing to remember if you do a wall-mounted faucet!)

Finally, it's starting to look like a kitchen!

Pics here


sink with slats and leg detail
clipped on: 03.21.2007 at 08:58 pm    last updated on: 03.21.2007 at 08:58 pm

RE: Please please please--out of bounds posts (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: momj47 on 03.13.2007 at 12:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's some information on how to post effectively. If someone puts the url in the text I don't even bother copying it any more, it's just too annoying. Most of them don't link to anything anyway. I'm not sure if it's ignorance, carelessness, or laziness, but posters need to take the time to do it right.

Everything I know I learned from weed30

Here is a link that might be useful: How to make a clickable link.


clipped on: 03.20.2007 at 12:05 pm    last updated on: 03.20.2007 at 12:05 pm

RE: Maintaining the quirky elements of our kitchens (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: sarahandbray on 02.14.2007 at 09:32 am in Kitchens Forum

Oh...and we're keeping our built-ins in the dining fact, when I took the first walk-through of this old farmhouse 5 years ago, they actually made me gasp a little...didn't matter that the rest of the house was a true cosmetic fixer-upper--these cabinets and family history (used to be grandpa-in-law's house in the 50's and 60's) plus the low price tag sealed the deal!

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(this pic is old w/previous owners stuff...I've got to take some new ones with the dining room set in it...)



drawers overlay next to inset doors
clipped on: 03.20.2007 at 12:51 am    last updated on: 03.20.2007 at 12:52 am

RE: Trash receptacle for dog food storage? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: jon1270 on 02.07.2007 at 07:12 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's the drawer I built for the purpose. It's in a shallow built-in pantry.

A plexiglass lid is housed in a groove around the top, and slides shut as the drawer is closed. The interior volume is about 13 gallons / 1.74 cubic feet. It holds a 40-pound bag with a little room to spare, so we don't have to completely empty it before dumping in the new bag.


clipped on: 03.16.2007 at 06:33 pm    last updated on: 03.16.2007 at 06:35 pm

RE: where do you keep your pot lids? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: sharon_sd on 02.19.2007 at 06:28 am in Kitchens Forum

My pot lits slip over the handles so each pot has its lid right with it on the rack.


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RE: Do you have a 2 bin pull out trash under sink? (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: alpenmicho on 01.24.2007 at 12:18 am in Kitchens Forum

Iwantakitchen I have a Blanco Axis 6 drainerboard sink. The actual sink bowls take up 24 inches of the base cabinet but then the drainerboard brings it up to 40 inches total. My 2 bin pullout is directly below part of the drainerboard plus it occupies about another 4 inches.
My kitchen guy told me to buy 2 cheap garbage pails of my choice from Walmart, which I did for 10 dollars each, and he built the pullout to fit them.

See pictures:

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The fact that the 2 bin pullout is under the drainerboard means that it also has the full height of the base cabinets.

Are you limited to the 36 inches total for sink and pullout?

If you chose to go with a drainerboard sink you might be able to find an up to 18 inch single bowl with drainerboard.

Hope this helps.


clipped on: 03.08.2007 at 05:39 pm    last updated on: 03.14.2007 at 11:04 pm

RE: What do you have in Your Drawers? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: dmlove on 01.11.2007 at 12:47 pm in Kitchens Forum

I LOVE my 9" condiment pull-out which is immediately to the left of my cooktop. I used to keep that stuff in the upper cabinet to the left of the cooktop and I like this so much better.

Here are my drawer layouts:

21" 4-drawer stack that faces the family room -- keys, change, take-out menus, phone books, batteries and battery charges, stationery supplies. The big bottom drawer (these are semi-custom, not custom) is where we store all warranties and manuals.

33" 3-drawer stack (in the island) that faces the main sink and dishwasher. Shallow top drawer is used for silverware and "other" (wine accoutrements, cheese knives and such). Middle drawer is dishes and serving bowls. Bottom drawer is tupperware and microfiber cloths. The bottom is my least favorite, but only because I haven't yet figured out a way to keep it organized/neat.

27" 3-drawer stack (also in the island) that faces the cooktop and prep sink. Shallow top drawer is all gadgets. Middle drawer is bread and baking supplies (love having them in the kitchen and handy, instead of in the pantry). Bottom drawer is paper rolls - saran wrap etc. (seems like these shouldn't take up a whole drawer but they do).

33" 3-drawer stack between the cooktop and the prep sink (under a second prep area). Shallow top drawer is 1/2 knives and 1/2 spices (no rack, I just lay them flat). Middle drawer is mixing bowls, measuring cups, salad bowl and the like. Bottom drawer is casserold dishes, pyrex, etc.

So far, this has been very effective and functional and I LOVE the drawers. For whatever reason, I kept one cabinet (below the cooktop) with just one drawer and 2 roll-outs. The drawer is for cooking utensils and the roll-outs are for pots and pans. I do think roll-outs have their place because pan handles can stick out over the sides. Still, in general, I prefer the drawers.


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