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Winter garden spindle

posted by: payd6 on 09.07.2006 at 09:55 pm in Garden Junk Forum

thanks for the welcome,,,I feel like I already know you all. LOL
wanted to share a winter garden project from spindles.
I made some cute scarecrows, but gave them all away. will post pics when I make a new one!

Image link: Winter garden spindle (24 k)


Looks easy. So sweet.
clipped on: 09.08.2006 at 01:26 pm    last updated on: 09.08.2006 at 01:26 pm

I think I have a MONSTER! Can't wait..... (pics)

posted by: mary_lu on 08.29.2006 at 10:05 pm in Cottage Garden Forum

to see it bloom. Some of you may remember when I posted pictures of my bush clover, Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Fountain' last fall. Well I took a couple pics tonight and compared them to last fall. Oh BOY! It has grown much bigger than last year, much more than I had realized.

Can't wait to see it bloom this year. Just a couple of buds are starting to open.

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tonight, 8/29/06
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tonight, 8/29/06
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Where did my lovely purple/red pump go? :-)
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Stay tuned. Will post more pictures as it comes into full bloom! Should be a site to see!

Keep in mind, these bushes die back to the ground and re-grow every year due to our cold winters. There are actually 2 bushs planted here. Guess I should have only planted one? However to quote the Song Sparrow catalog "Size: 4'-6' tall x 6'-8' wide in 8 years" This is only its THIRD summer!


fall blooming
clipped on: 09.02.2006 at 12:41 pm    last updated on: 09.02.2006 at 12:42 pm

RE: Cottage Flowers for more shade than most flowers prefer. (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: nancyjeanmc on 08.13.2006 at 11:48 am in Cottage Garden Forum

Wow, they are beautiful. The gov calls them invasive, but they look almost like a lilac. I could think of worse things to be "invaded" by.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rose Milkweed


consider for lower yard.
clipped on: 08.13.2006 at 11:49 am    last updated on: 08.13.2006 at 11:50 am

How to post pictures 101 redux

posted by: JeanInWa on 06.15.2005 at 01:15 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Since this thread was nearing 100, and there are many more new members wanting to know how to post pictures, I thought I'd put this in a new thread.....

Thanks Ann!

Since we have a lot of new members I thought it would be helpful to give some information on posting pics, FAQ's etc. Please feel free to add any other goodies to this thread!
What is the FAQ and the Search buttons at the top of the page for?
FAQ (or frequently asked questions) has a list of the most popular projects that people have asked about. It has directions for teacup feeders, decorating bowling balls, wire and copper art, planted chairs ,etc along with a some pics of the projects! Check it out!

The search button is so that you can search through old posts in case your question has already been answered or you just want to go back and reread an old post! This is a good idea because everytime you post a new old thread drops off! This is such an active forum that threads drop off at an alarming rate.

What is the conversations button for?
This is a spot for us junkers to talk about almost anything..from pets, husbands, jokes, etc. It is where we can share our best days but it also helps us when we are at our lowest and we need some kind words of encouragement! Feel free to join in any of the threads!

What the heck is POTM?
POTM (or project of the month) was set up so that we all could work on the same project each month if we wanted to! You don't need to sign up..... just jump right in! You can do as few or as many as you like! Karen (Klynnnn) chooses the project at the beginning of each month. Here are a list of the past projects: January-mosaics, February-totems or anything red, March-Windy or anything green, April-Spring Tea Party, May-Memorial, and June- Water in the Garden (real or suggested). When you do post your pic of your project just put the letters POTM in the subject and I will upload them to an album. Please take a look at the is at The email address is and the password is gardenjunk. Just hit the 'go to photos' button to see the past albums! If you don't have a camera then please post a description of your project!

How to post pics directly into thread without learning the code.
The absolute easiest and fastest way to post pics in a thread where you don't need to figure out the codes (you can learn them later) is to store your photos free at They post the code under every picture so you would just copy and paste this code into the message. The code to copy starts with

< img src=

The one thing you should also do is change the pic size so it is not too big. Photobucket gives you an edit button above every pic and your final pic should be around 100k or less. I just hit the REDUCE BY 50% button and that usually does it for me.

To post by typing the HTML code yourself:
...First you must post your pictures in an online album like,, etc.

Then you use the code

< img src="URLofpicture">
with the only space being between "img" and "src" and no quotation marks.

To get the URLofpicture go to your album picture and right click on the full size picture. Left click on properties and copy the ENTIRE URL address from that window. Then go to the above code and take out the words URLofpicture and paste in what you copied. You can practise posting at the test forum test forum
A couple of hints:
Make sure you get the entire URL...some can be quite long and snapfish you need to get all 3 lines so pull your cursor past the first two so that you can copy the hidden 3rd line. Snapfish's URL's usually end in the letters si.

Make sure you type the code correctly..a lot of people mix up src and type scr and it will not work!

Sorry this was so long but please feel free to add any corrections, comments or questions to this thread! Happy Junking!


picture posting direction.
clipped on: 08.13.2006 at 09:33 am    last updated on: 08.13.2006 at 09:33 am

My retired tools

posted by: craftygardener on 08.12.2006 at 07:12 am in Garden Junk Forum

I worked on one of my little recycling projects yesterday. I hate throwing things away, especially garden tools. I now have a trellis full of "retired tools" and it includes an old nozel that now gives a virtual spray over the vines. I always had a couple of old shovel heads on this trellis but now it has lots of company. Have a look at my retired tools.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener

Here is a link that might be useful: Country Roads Gardens & Crafts - retired tools


"water" from blue and white beads in a hose (could also be used in an old watering can.)
clipped on: 08.12.2006 at 12:09 pm    last updated on: 08.12.2006 at 12:10 pm