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    • January 14, 2019 8:08 PM EST
    • My wife pointed out to me all the new sprouts on the tree today. They are an inch to an inch and a half long all the way around the tree.

    • December 24, 2018 1:12 PM EST
    • Sean said:

      If I did that ,  I have a dog that would water them for me......

       

      Mine would do the same... a half hour after licking the pie tin dry. 

       

      But nice find Jon. I couldn't find any locally, but good luck and have fun with yours.

       

    • December 24, 2018 9:12 AM EST
    • Mike Wlez said:
      Jon Radder said:

      What the heck!   The challenge for me is keeping them alive until spring.  I have a nice spot set up in the large west facing window in my basement / train room right behind a sink. It should be easy to remember to water them, but I'm not good at routine.  I've nearly killed other plants that have wintered there by drying them out.

      I put ours in a spot where we pass several times a day, the container sits in a pie tin. If the pie tin is dry, we add a little water.

       

      If I did that ,  I have a dog that would water them for me......

       

    • December 23, 2018 11:36 AM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      What the heck!   The challenge for me is keeping them alive until spring.  I have a nice spot set up in the large west facing window in my basement / train room right behind a sink. It should be easy to remember to water them, but I'm not good at routine.  I've nearly killed other plants that have wintered there by drying them out.

       

       

      I put ours in a spot where we pass several times a day, the container sits in a pie tin. If the pie tin is dry, we add a little water.

    • December 23, 2018 10:30 AM EST
    • Jon, have you tried this variety yet? 

      Picea glauca JEAN'S DILLY

      I have a couple of these planted by the old layout that I haven't gotten around to transplanting yet. . They're a bit more expensive, but I think they look more to scale.

    • December 23, 2018 10:02 AM EST
    • What the heck!   The challenge for me is keeping them alive until spring.  I have a nice spot set up in the large west facing window in my basement / train room right behind a sink. It should be easy to remember to water them, but I'm not good at routine.  I've nearly killed other plants that have wintered there by drying them out.

    • December 22, 2018 8:21 PM EST
    • This week Home Depot is running a similar sale on the dwarf Alberta Spruce. $5 for the 1 gal and $10 for the 2 gal. The wife was complaining about wanting a live tree for Christmas this year, so I picked up a couple 2 gal, and lit them up with battery operated lights.

    • December 22, 2018 7:45 PM EST
    • Atually, Mr Kaughey, I'm now stokpiling those digital sees, due to the impending global shortage of them... Kan't be too kareful. Jon's just doing the same thing, I expekt.

      And thanks Jon, I'll sure be hecking out those sprushes. 

       

      ;)

    • December 22, 2018 4:40 PM EST
    • I think Cliff stole it to use on my thread....

       

      You need to write Bob to ask him to fix it, other wise it rides.

    • December 22, 2018 3:51 PM EST
    • At least you didn’t start with the “S” Or the “F”bomb, but yeah it would be nice to be able to adjust the title of  a post if you get it wrong

    • December 22, 2018 3:28 PM EST
    • Guess I need to CHECK my titles before hitting Post.

    • December 22, 2018 3:22 PM EST
    • 1 Gallon for $5 in Danbury. 2 Gallon for a bit more, $12 I think. I bought 6 of the 1 gallon  to replace a few that have died and add a few.

       

      Check your local listings

    • December 6, 2018 8:19 PM EST
    • Ya, no problems, in fact she was sad when I took the previous set down a couple years ago, when the plastic bases had deteriorated. So when I put these up this year, she baked us some big chocolate muffins, no sugar. She's a health nut, she made them with applesauce instead of using sugar, topped with these huge carob morsels, delicious!

       

    • December 6, 2018 12:44 PM EST
    • I suppose you get along with your neighbor well.... them's big bulbs

       

      Greg

    • December 5, 2018 8:57 PM EST
    • So I guess these don't count

    • December 5, 2018 1:42 PM EST
    • Thank you to the people that kindly offered ideas of plant bulbs, for the gardens. If I can convince the squirrels around here to stop consider the bulbs as fodder for desert food; I'm going to try a few.

         I have wanted to plant a few "Tiger Lilies" to replace the ones my late brother accused me of killing. I actually did try replacing them long before he passed away, but even surrounding the bulbs with heavy rocks, the squirrels managed to get them.

         The truth of the matter, of the presentation of this thread, was to see how long it took for "Thread Drift" to jump in...with the hope that a bit of good humour would be good during the days leading up to the holiday season.  You guys were a tad slow, and had to be prodded a bit by Greg...it all started over on G Scale Central...

          Are we having fun yet....!!!!!!

         Fred Mills

    • December 5, 2018 12:13 PM EST
    • If you were reading the thread on G Scale Central, you'd get the joke a bit better.

       

      The title of the thread was "yard bulbs"....

       

      Then the poster said he needed a yellow bulb for his yard light...

       

      so the thread went off in crazy directions, pretty funny..

       

      Greg

    • December 5, 2018 12:07 PM EST
    • Oh I assumed it was planting bulbs, but Fred did indicate he expected a diversified response.

      A sad fact here; the only plant to survive my on the ground railway was an non-tasty weed that I nurtured for 2 years before it expired.

      So when all y'all green thumbs start bragging, I start thinking ... no telling where that will go.

       

      I never look at the forum name, except when uploading.

       

       

      edit to add t

    • December 5, 2018 11:53 AM EST
    • Being that it's in Gardening I assumed it meant plant bulbs. If it's about light bulbs I would expect it would be in Tools and Tips or General discussion. I would expect any light bulb to work outside, depending on the fixture it's in. 

      Around here  there's mercury vapor, halogen, leds, fluorescent, and the everyday incandescent light bulb. 

    • December 5, 2018 11:43 AM EST
    • Yes Fred, so many threads have titles that while it's clear to the poster, it seems that they don't often step back and ask "how will everyone else interpret this"...

       

      It's like threads with titles of "help wanted", "how do you do this?", "what if..." funny.... even after the ambiguous title, he did not mention or show a picture of where the bulb went, only in a yard light and it was yellow... so it could have been a malibu garden light, a scale lamppost, or maybe those yard lights you see in a switchyard, a tall tower with a lot of lights on top...

       

      Funny...

       

      Greg