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garden web photo question???

posted by: casi on 08.17.2010 at 11:01 am in Computer Help Forum

Using one of the garden forums I used the GW upload feature but had to re-size my original picture to get it accepted. It turned out to be 56k when it got posted. Then I surfed over to another forum and found a picture posted that said it was 42k. It was much larger than my picture. I don't get it????


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Printing both sides of paper

posted by: davestexas on 05.13.2010 at 11:10 am in Graphics & Scanning Forum

I hope this is the correct forum to ask. I have 48pgs to print and want to print pg2 on the back of the paper pg1 was printed on..and so forth. My printer knows how to do this, but I don't and the manual has no 'how to'(Canon MP450 btw). I don't understand the terms used or much more than how to print on one side. Help me if you savvy this task. Thank you.


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RE: Need help finding plants (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: cattknap on 04.24.2009 at 03:06 am in Ohio Valley Forum

This is the most amazing nursery (a series of very large greenhouses and a big shop as well). Huge, huge selection of flowering perennials and annuals (many old fashioned varieties that you just don't see any place else) - healthy, perfect plants. It is my very favorite nursery.

Starview Greenhouse
10082 E Highway 146
la Grange, KY 40031

(502 -2229839)


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RE: Your Favorite/best Garden centers/nurseries/etc. (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: bakemom on 03.28.2010 at 07:32 pm in Ohio Valley Forum

Bakers Acres now and forever. Alexandria.


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RE: Your Favorite/best Garden centers/nurseries/etc. (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: fennelgrl on 09.09.2005 at 08:36 am in Ohio Valley Forum

My list of un-favorites is probably longer:
Home Depot
Lowes (but I'll stoop to shopping there for $3.33 gallon perennials)
Northgate Greenhouse (all annuals)
Moeller's (too expensive)
Rahn's (small perennial selection)
Bloomin Garden Center (small selection AND expensive AND too far away)
WalMart (everyone else finds great deals there, but not me)

My current favorite is Funke's. They have an enormous selection and everything is 50% off right now. On the downside, help is difficult to find, so it is not the place for an inexperienced gardener or someone who doesn't already know what they want.

What I'd LOVE to find is a nursery that regularly updates their website. I could save so much time if I could browse their inventory and check prices before spending my Saturday morning driving all over Cincinnati.


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RE: evergreen screen plantings (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: drewhaben on 10.30.2006 at 06:25 pm in Ohio Valley Forum

I also live in Cincinnati and have two other viburnum that are growing in shady areas: Prague viburnum and Allegheny viburnum. Allegheny is considered semi-evergreen; Prague is evergreen. Both grow fairly fast and tall. I obtained both from Natorps. Hope that helps.


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RE: Looking for Large Evergreens for Privacy (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: bakemom on 10.18.2007 at 07:10 pm in Ohio Valley Forum

Ditto. I recommend Oakland. They did my Norwegian spruce privacy screen and guarantee their plants - and they make good on that guarantee cheerfully and promptly. Emerald green arbovitae work fine on a smaller scale too and my hood is full of those. I think the trick with the arboviate is to stagger them one back and one forward in a zig zag to make it look more natural rather than a bunch of green soldiers.

Good luck. Remember, if you are planting large items you are living with them and their problems if they are done incorrectly. I am a "get it done right the first time" girl when it comes to the "bones" of my yard. On the other hand, I rip smaller plants out and move little stuff at my whim. It's much easier and cheaper (darn near free).


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RE: What is this Al's gritty mix? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: tapla on 02.18.2010 at 11:18 am in Container Gardening Forum

Equal parts by volume of:

pine or fir bark in 1/8-1/4" size
Screened Turface (may substitute calcined DE, such as NAPA floor dry)
Gran-I-Grit (crushed granite in grower size or #2 cherrystone)




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RE: What is this Al's gritty mix? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: tapla on 02.21.2010 at 09:40 pm in Container Gardening Forum


Gypsum IS added at 1 level tbsp per gallon of soil or 1/2 cup/cu ft.



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RE: Broach Bouquets (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: kat__wa on 01.23.2010 at 02:59 pm in Crafts and Decorations Forum

those are cute!

Here is a link that might be useful: broach bouquets


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RE: LOOKING for: Help With Pie Crust (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: lizzynola on 02.23.2009 at 10:48 pm in Dessert Exchange Forum

PERFECT PIE CRUST (you can't go wrong with this recipe)

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups shortening
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 egg
1/2 cup very cold water

Add flour, shortening, sugar, and salt to a large bowl.

Mix flour and shortening with a pastry cutter until it looks nice and crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, egg, and water, and add it to the flour mixture, stirring until well moistened.When dough starts to pull away from the bowl, take you hands and pull out the dough and make a large ball, then divide into 4 pieces (this recipe will make 4 single crusts), shape into a ball, wrap in Seran wrap and place in the frig for about half an hour.
When ready, sprinkle some flour on your board, or waxed paper. Sprinkle some more flour on top of dough then just roll it out,lightly adding more flour if necessary to keep from sticking to your rolling pin.You donot have to handle it too much.
Place dough in a greased pie pan, and flute or crimp the edges.

This dough will last a few days in the frig.


Shirley's recipe
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RE: grilling shrimp (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: deborah_ps on 07.04.2009 at 09:19 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Sometimes I like Firecracker Shrimp Kabobs

1 pound medium to large shrimp/prawns
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

About an hour prior to grilling, soak wooden skewers in water to keep from burning on grill.
Peel shells from shrimp leaving an inch of shell on tail, set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and toss with the shrimp. Let marinade for 30 minutes. Thread shrimp onto wooden skewers. Barbecue on hot grill about 1-2 minutes per side or until shrimps turn pink and the marinade is slightly charred.

These can also be made on the stove top by heating heavy skillet on medium high, add a drizzle of olive oil to pan and cook shrimps until they turn pink.


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Some recent classy, but brassy, eBay finds!

posted by: my3dogs on 11.12.2008 at 09:00 am in Home Decorating Forum

But after seeing Faron's store, I want to slink off and hide. WHAT a place!

Since I can't shop there, I'm sticking to eBay. You may remember my recent brass faux bamboo 1970's coffee table find (sounds icky when I describe it like that, but it's nice). I won this similar, but not 'matchy matchy' side table last night. 23" tall, 22" x 16".

Before I left for OH on my business trip last week, I won this 'Old French brass lined wormwood bowl'. It's about 8.5" high by 9" around. Isn't it beautiful? It's not staying on the radiator, as shown in the first pic, but it was the best spot to photograph it this AM. I cleaned the dust and dirt off it and love the warmth of that wood.

And, I watched this for ages and finally bought it last night for $9.99. It's from a seller who has a lot of 'Hollywood' memorabilia, and he says it's from a Disney prop studio. Whether it is or not doesn't matter. It's a solid brass lion lamp and I'm a 'Leo'. It's about 11" high to the cup holding the 'candle' and looks about the same height above. With a nice shade....Simba will roar! And he was very inexpensive. Photo from auction.


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Per request, a few pics of My3dogs home interior

posted by: my3dogs on 07.16.2008 at 09:44 am in Home Decorating Forum

Let me start by saying that I'm a newbie, and that my home is in southern Maine, near the coast. It is an old cape built in 1937, and a modest home of about 1700 sq. ft. I have owned it almost 22 years, and have added to it and updated it so it's perfect for me and 'my 3 dogs'! For those who haven't seen the exterior, here it is. I added the garage in the 90's.


I live on a small river which forms my irregular property line. I have many perennial are a few. This photo was taken in the spring, so not much is in bloom.

You enter through this 6' x 6' porch. 99% of furnishings, wall paper , chandy in here are from eBay.

I added this half bath years ago. The only bathrooms in the house when I bought it were upstairs and a 'rustic' one in the cellar!
I made the vanity from an old bureau that I bought for $100. Top is a remnant of Delicatus granite. Again, most accessories are from eBay.

Again, it's a modest home, and I remodeled the kitchen in the early 90's! It had a large wood stove in the kitchen when I bought it, 24" of counter space, and dark plywood cabinets. This remodel still works well for me today.

As you see from the above pic, some of the rooms still have their original, and beautiful (IMO) radiators. The house is primary heated with oil, but it also has electric heat, a gas fireplace in the LR that I put in, and the old kitchen wood stove is in the cellar now. I can use whatever is least expensive at the time, and won't freeze.

The back of the LR isn't that 'country, any more, and now looks more like this. The vintage secretary is the largest item I have ever bought on eBay. Hunting toile on the re-covered (but not by me) love seat is also from eBay.

I make all my own window treatments, and this is what is in the kitchen for the summer. A Pierre Deux 'Geraine' bargain from eBay.

Whatever fabric I use for the kitchen WTs, I also shirr on dowels that I mounted inside the glass doors, and use them to cover cook books etc, on the pantry wall in the kitchen.

Whew, I'll take a break and post a few more, if you want to see any....


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RE: How big of a rug do I need? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jaymielo on 11.14.2008 at 12:16 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I think I'm already changing my mind. While rug #1, above, is "Mission", it just feels a little contemporary to me. I think this rug is gorgeous (albeit pricey).

Rug #2

This one isn't as nice, but isn't so expensive

Rug #3

Could I do a circle? Probably not, but I like this pattern.

Rug #4


rug # 3 under table and chairs?
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RE: sewing machine walmart (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: igloochic on 11.15.2008 at 02:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I wouldn't buy a sewing machine at walmart. I did and it was crap (I paid about 150 for it). How do you say crap in french LOL Ok anyway it was pooh pooh :oP

I just purchased a sewing machine for my mother at Costco. It cost about $180 and honestly it's a machine that comparitively would cost around five hundred. It sews like a dream and I'm a complete sewing machine snob (mine cost over $3500....but I sew heavy items and wanted an embroidery machine as well). If you have a costco, you might check that one out. It's compact (in a good way) and comes with a tray which will be handy when doing your curtains.

It was a Singer brand made for Costco. I'd recommend that, and then I'd also suggest that with the rest of the money, you buy a used baby lock serger. I sew drapes quite often, as well as large quilts and bedding. I do it because I love to :) Back a few years ago I made drapes for my husband's condo all done on a Babylock sewing machine, and they turned out great, but sometimes bulky fabric is a bit of a pain to keep tension correct on a sewing machine. It's also an ok lock stitch to be able to clean the drapes, but you'll have a much better product if you serge the seams first, which is a very very strong seam so they'll hold when cleaned, and then sew the hem and header on your machine. I personally also like to sew down the seam with a machine after it's serged, but it's not necessary. The serger can handle the tension much better than a sewing machine alone, even on a very heavy duty machine (sewing) like mine. The finished product after serging and sewing is great.


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RE: It's DONE and I *love* it! Bathroom re-do pics! (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: reno_fan on 11.15.2008 at 11:17 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Thank you all so much for all of the encouragement. It sure does help when there's no one in my house who's at all moved by this sort of thing!

To attach the fabric I used spray adhesive and just stuck it on.

The nailhead trim is actually this:

SO much easier than individual tacks.


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It's DONE and I *love* it! Bathroom re-do pics!

posted by: reno_fan on 11.15.2008 at 10:29 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Okay, this was by far the worst room in my house, and one that I wouldn't even use. Now I have to say it's one of my favorite rooms.

I still have to hang a towel bar and get some additional bathroom accessories, but for all intents and purposes it's DONE.

With and without flash, as the flash distorts the color of the cabinetry quite a bit. They are a soft muted green in real life, but look almost blue when the flash hits:







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RE: New to Decoupage (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: luckygal on 10.24.2008 at 02:03 am in Trash To Treasure Forum

I've done a few decoupage projects and for those which need extra protection I've used Diamond Varathane as a top coat. I use white glue diluted to the consistency of thick cream so it can be applied with a foam paintbrush to glue the paper to the object and a coat of that on top as well. When thoroughly dry I apply the Varathane.

I've never used construction paper and wonder if it's too porous. Of course you could experiment.

For beginner decoupagers I can't stress enough the importance of carefully removing all air bubbles. I usually use my finger and keep pushing them from the center to the outer edge and keep doing this until they are all gone. That's where the coat of diluted glue on top helps your finger to slide those bubbles out. If you don't remove all bubbles your project will look bumpy and it's not a good look! There are also various other ways of doing this. Depending on the type of paper used you can also dip the paper in water before gluing which "relaxes" it and makes it easier to glue. Not recommended for construction paper I don't think. Not sure what the scrapbooking paper would be like. I've used handmade paper and it was not easy to deal with. I never did get out all the bubbles and later used a pin and fiddled with it. Looked OK but it wasn't perfect to my eye.

I suggest you do a search as there's lots of info on the net on this subject and lots to learn. I'm not an expert but have fun with it anyhow.


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GE Silicone II

posted by: katkin on 11.09.2008 at 06:53 am in Trash To Treasure Forum

Hi All,
I been lurking for awhile and you all are some very talented people. Mostly I garden and you can find me on the Fl gardening forum. But I've been intested in crafts forever.

My question is about the GE Silicone II, which one is it you guys use? I found several with that name at HD. I came home with the window and door clear sealant, in the blue tube, but I am not sure that's the one I want to decorate my flower pots. Please advise. ;o)


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RE: What fun! Could you look at my buffet. (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: texasredhead on 09.17.2008 at 08:32 am in Antiques & Collectibles Forum

There was a line of furniture restorative products bt Homer Fornby. Perhaps there still is. These items are very expensive and there are much cheaper versions on the market.

Basically, the product restores the finish without losing the patina. It is applied with 2/0 steel wool dipped in the liquid in a circular action which has the action of redistributing the finish in an even manner. Once you get the hang of it, it's actually pretty easy. Once the finish is restored I put at least 2 or 3 hand rubbed coats of tung oil.

I purchase an ACE brand restorer in gallon cans from my local ACE hardware. I use Old Masters tung oil varnish. The results are astonding.

Now, I'm a couple of steps up from an amature but the results are so much more appealing than strpping which is not a good option if the piece is vaniered. Stripping often reduces the value of pieces especially if they are true antiques. I have an 1835 solid cherry gate leg table that has not the surface touched in any way since it was made.


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Tassel fringe to Jaybird

posted by: nanny2a on 08.18.2008 at 06:30 pm in Home Decorating Forum


I don't know how to privately email anyone in GW, or if you even can, so here's the answer to your question about the fringe.
TrimsPlus is an online company that I've used a lot in my home deocorating/sewing projects. Good prices, great selections and fast service. That particular trim has a choice of 28 different colors, so you should be able to find the color you're looking for.



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Brutuses - I will post easy valance directions later

posted by: my3dogs on 07.17.2008 at 09:44 am in Home Decorating Forum

I have LOTS of work - my real job - to do today, so will not be able to post them til later, But it's just a piece of decorator fabric 54" wide, lined, with trim glued on the bottom. I make matching or coordinating ties to hold them up, and depending on your choice of fabric, you can get MANY different looks. Here are a few more that you haven't seen in other posts.




I typically don't show bedroom pics, as I just throw an old sheet over the bed, due to sharing it with the dogs!

These are hung inside the trim in my office/sewing room.

You've seen these in another post, but fall/winter in upstairs bath

Currently in dining room. I used inexpensive cord curtain tie backs to hold these silk ones up.


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