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Post  choksaw on 3/24/2010, 11:44 am

I went out this morning to check my Garden and was like woooohoooo we have sprouts i was doin a happy dance for a couple sec til i looked a little closer and then realized that the sprouts i was dancin about were all maple seed pods that started to take root after pulling 15 or so out i wasnt dancin anymore lol now ive got to devise a way to keep them helicoper pods off my beds which should be interesting cause there 3 maple trees near by time to grease the ol gears and get to thinking any ideas would be appreciated my head hurts from too many things at once lol

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Post  boffer on 3/24/2010, 11:48 am

How to go from elation to despair in 5 seconds!

Around here, the whirlybirds fly in the fall. I usually have most of my beds tucked in for the winter with a 6 mil blankie, for that reason.

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Post  swripley on 3/24/2010, 12:14 pm

In the center of my flower gardens sits a beautiful 50 year old maple tree so I know you pain first hand. The tree and I have a love hate relationship. I love that it shades the south face of my home and provides multiple light situations to experiment with flower beds and hate that it have to water said beds twice as often as I should because the tree is such a water hog. A thick layer of mulch has prevented most of the saplings but I have also let a few go and given them to friends after they reach a couple of feet. I'm proud to know that my big guy has babies out there in the world. However, for my SFG beds I am getting as far from him as possible.

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Post  choksaw on 3/24/2010, 8:52 pm

Found my solution to the problem will be modifieing the box's tomorrow with pics i also found a cheap solution to my irrigation problem i was at harbor freight today (not sure if its a national store) and found a 150' drip irrigation system with all the fittings just needs custom assembly originaly it was $9.99 but lucky for me the cashier wa snice and told me about the couponin the circular so i got it for $4.99 guess where im going back to tomorrow lol

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And heres my irrigation solution from them:

if theres a store near you make sure you pick up the summer flyer at the door and look for the coupon on the back to get the 37% discount

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