Our home was built in 1989 and all of the windows are original. We purchased the house in 2010 and it had the original builder grade trim on all the windows and sills. This window was a
little cruddy on the inside when we bought the house, but we chalked it up to the fact that the house sat vacant for several months after foreclosure. But we had the trim replaced and it is a custom made casement. We're stumped as to the source and the identity of this mysterious blue powder. We've simply been vacuuming it up and wiping the window to remove it periodically.
Commented on Aug 20, 2012
Sorry folks...long time, no response. Haven't checked back lately and partly from my own
The mystery critters causing the problem WERE indeed ants. They were very tiny ants...little pieces of ant body parts started appearing in the blue fluff in the windowsill along with dead and dying ants after spraying around the area and the source trail we found on the front porch column.
Mystery solved! Thanks to all who offered their comments & suggestions. :)
I have 3 different Hydrangea bushes. The first one is by our deck steps - it's probably 6 years old now and this is the first year it's really had prolific blooms. This was also a
"potted plant" that my late mother-in-law received as a gift when she was in a nursing home. I believe I read somewhere in a post by Doug Hunt that usually these don't do very well as a garden plant. I guess I lucked out with this one and I have something special from my husband's Mother. The blooms are HUGE and a very deep blue.
Commented on Jun 21, 2012
Very beautiful, I love hydrangeas. My parents recently extended their deck and had to relocate
their hydrangeas and gave me a large division off of one of their existing plants during that process.
It's currently potted and doing well, but I am only leaving it in there until I can figure out where to put it in our yard.
Back deck renovation, we wanted to spend @ $2000.00 and wanted to go from SLAB to FAB! Back deck renovation, wanted to spend $2000.00 and wanted to go from SLAB to FAB! Most of the costs
involved were the material costs and adding a a couple feet of length of cement to the already existing slab. We used clearance slate from http://www.flooranddecoroutlets.com/ and a palette of flagstone we found on clearance to make a pathway into the yard. The pics are without the furniture cushions and all dolled up for when we use it but you get the idea we also changed the glass table for a rot iron one that works much better and matches all the other furniture.