I made some mason jar storage from old mason jars and hardware. By simply painting the mason jar lids and painting some wood knobs and gluing them to the lids. I built the box simply by
cutting the boards to size and using wood glue to fasten the boards together. You could use this mason jar storage anywhere in your home. I chose to use the storage in our bathroom, it works great for q-tips and cotton balls!
This is a "warning" post. I had planted a row of these about 4 years ago, with the intention of blocking out the neighbor behind us. Our 6 foot privacy fence, on a slope, was only about 5 feet in reality. True to their information, they do grow extremely fast and provide excellent privacy. Within 3 years they were about 15 feet tall.
Unfortunately, we spent last summer trying to exterminate them. The roots are VERY invasive. I found a
root up against our above ground pool, and my pool means much more to me than privacy. I didn't need roots poking up through the vinyl liner.
The way we got rid of them was to cut them down, and then spend the entire summer applying TORDON stump killer to the shoots. There were shoots everywhere, even 15 feet up into the yard, in every direction. The drought we had last year was a blessing in disguise for us, because it helped in preventing more roots, since they like water. Tordon works fantastically in immediately killing the shoot.
So, if you like these and want to plant, I would suggest you do it out on the back 40 where it won't bother anything.
Commented on Feb 04, 2013
Try Euonymus. They grow relatively quickly, can be trained into a tall, evergreen hedge.
Depending on variety, their color is varied, they often have large "berries" in winter, and they are non-invasive. I had a 15ft tall hedge of them. Easy and pest free.
I saw a version of this wreath on Pinterest awhile back and was so inspired to put my spin on it so armed with pine cones spray paint and my trusty glue gun oh yes, and my dollar tree ornaments I went to work.................
The Opossum is the only marsupial (pouched animal) native to the United States. It has a white face with 50 pointy teeth, grayish-white loose fur and a scaly long tail (used as a fifth
limb). Adults measure about 2.5 feet in length and 1 foot in height. They look like big Rats, but are not related to them in any way, but are closely related to the Kangaroo & Koala. Females can give birth up to twice a year (typically 5-8 in a litter). These babies are very tiny, about the size of honeybees. They will immediately crawl into the mother's pouch after birth, where they continue to develop (usually about 4 months of age when they are ready to leave the pouch). Opossums are scavengers and eat almost anything, including fruits & vegetables, snails/slugs, snakes, a wide variety of insects, garbage and dead animals of all types. They also catch and eat rats & mice, in some way they help maintain a clean & healthy environment and have a naturally high level of immunity to most diseases, including rabies, but can carry fleas ,as do most domestic animals. Opossums are nocturnal and typically go about their quiet task late at night. They are also excellent tree climbers but cannot jump and sometimes get trapped in trash cans and other containers. Opossums do not dig holes/destroy properties and are non-territorial. They are always on the move and adapt to any environment where food, water & shelter exist. They live in hollow logs, attics, crawl spaces, pipes and ready made burrows. Opossums may drool, growl and show their 50 teeth when frightened, but in reality are non-aggressive and prefer to avoid confrontation, however, never try to grab one, they can bite. During cases of extreme fear of being harmed or attacked (unable to flee), the Opossum will collapse and "play dead", they become stiff, eys closed or half closed, their mouths will gape open (teeth bared), tongue extended and foul-smelling fluid is secreted from the anal glands; mimicking the appearance and smell of a sick or dead animal. This physiological response is involuntary (like fainting), rather than a conscious act. This condition will last 40 minutes to 4 hours and most preadtors will abandon their attack, once the Opossum is thought to be dead. In the case of baby Opossums, however, their brain does not always react this way at the appropriate moment, and therfore they often fail to "play dead" when threatened. If you do see an Opossum, just leave it alone, it will go away or you can always call your local rescue group or a professional Pest Control Company for help if you don't want them around or if they are trapped (they will catch & release them) ;Trying to scare it will just make it "play dead". Some other tips to avoid having Opossums around your house include: Keeping lids on garbage cans, picking up fallen fruit, putting away pet food at night and close potential entrance points into your home.
My laundry room was sad. It was a celery green which appeared more or a drab green with all the white. Enter black and red to brighten things up. I'm loving it!! I spent $30 on this redo. (I had the plates.)
Commented on Sep 14, 2012
Very nice! The wooden clothespins remind me of my grandmother.
We have been able to landscape our little farm almost completely through the use of transplants. We have used grasses and perennials from our own home, as well as taking starts of plants
from friends and family. The result? Our entire little farm has been landscaped to this point for less than $50 in plants - and that was for a few special ones we purchased and will divide to have more of those in a year. You can see more before and after pictures and more about the dividing process at our blog post below.
Commented on Sep 10, 2012
I have tried digging out some of my older grasses. Kind of like digging up an oak tree with a
Here is a stone shower i just finished up. Turned out very nice. This is all real stone. Gotta lot of cool features about it. Hey i know its rough for a shower but its what the designers wanted..Thanks Dusty