A bit off topic...

Pat Colville Pat.Colville@jameshardie.com
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 09:28:04 PDT
Vases for forcing bulbs like hyacinths or narcissus can be made from
plastic soft drink or water bottles.  Cut off the top just below the
curved area. Invert and put back with the bulb inserted. Of course you
take off the cap and fill with water to an appropriate level. 16 or 20
oz bottle work well. 

Phyllis Ferguson, Cathy Craig's mother, grows tiny sinningias ( and
perhaps other miniature plants)in the  containers used for single doses
of milk.  The ones you get in Coffee shops.

Then she puts whole collections of plants in the transparent containers
used for food in deli cases.
Very clever recycling for growers of minature plants.  Perhaps Cathy
will take a picture.
Pat Colville

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Subject: [pbs] A bit off topic...

This is a bit off topic so please respond to me off list if you can

I have been asked to contribute to a gardening book that is filled 
with ideas for using household items in the garden - kind of a 
"trash to treasure" tip book for things to do with  old milk 
containers, baking pans, bedsheets, paper bags, bobby pins, old 
athletic equipment, children's toys, etc.

Since  gardeners tend to be the most clever recyclers I know, I am 
wondering what I can learn from you.  Have you found any terrific 
uses for your old household items? Know anyone else who has?


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