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Book Conservators: SVP:

  • Will the Silica pax used is seed packages protect a failing apart book of great reproductions?

    Is is better for the book to be in

{i know, acid, free paper, but i have naught}

  • some kind of HOUSEHOLD PAPER, e.g.,…
  • or a ZipLok ?
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I purchased a wonderful mixed basket from from my wonderful florist that included a Calla.  I actually got three plants/blooms from it, and couldn’t complain that it eclipsed all but one other plant in the pot.  Can’t believe i was still looking @ healthy, burgundy foliage earlier today/yesterday – ‘tho that is supposed to change overnight [November 9-10].

My neighbour assures me they’ll do fine in a refrigerator crisper, so that’s where they’re headed.

For those of you still blessed with gardens:
http://ahealthylifeforme.com/canna-lily-winter-care/
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Canna lilies have tender tubers. In warm climates where winter temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees F, mulching the flower bed would be sufficient to protect them frost and freezing. In most places, like here in Cincinnati where fall and winter temperatures will drop below freezing, canna lilies will need special care to survive cold temperatures. You may also need to store your Dahlias, Gladiolus and other tender weather bulbs and tubers. This technique works for every bulb I have ever stored over the cold winter months.

Before you dig up your tubers you need to think of where you will store them. You can use a box, large bucket or heavy plastic garbage bag and fill it with damp sand, sphagnum peat moss, coarse sawdust or vermiculite particles. I prefer to keep mine in 4′ frames with screen material stapled to the bottom. I like this because it is easy to spray the bulbs and tubers to remove the remaining dirt and it allows air to circulate during storage.

Allow the first fall frost to blacken the foliage of the canna lilies.

You can dig them up as long as the soil is workable and snow or frost hasn’t crusted the soil surface. Start digging 6 inches away from the base of the plant. Use the shovel to loosen the roots. I lightly tap the tuber on the ground to remove any loose soil.

I lay the tubers in my tray and move it into the garage and spray with a hose loosening and removing any additional soil. I allow the tubers to rest and dry over 1-3 days.

Once the bulbs are dried I cover the tubers with peat moss and store them in a cool, dark but slightly moist condition, between 40 and 50 degrees F. I will check the tubers throughout the winter season and if moss is bone dry I will mist the moss lightly with water.
Make sure to label the container or the individual bulb with a permanent marker, you don’t want to be guessing what you are planting come spring time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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assures me I can keep in in a refriderator cripser, and taht’s where thre\y’ll be going!

IDEAL – for those blessed with gardens
http://aheaclthylifeforme.com/canna-lily-winter-care/;
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[TXT0 Canna lilies have tender tubers. In warm climates where winter temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees F, mulching the flower bed would be sufficient to protect them frost and freezing. In most places, like here in Cincinnati where fall and winter temperatures will drop below freezing, canna lilies will need special care to survive cold temperatures. You may also need to store your Dahlias, Gladiolus and other tender weather bulbs and tubers. This technique works for every bulb I have ever stored over the cold winter months.
Before you dig up your tubers you need to think of where you will store them.  You can use a box, large bucket or heavy plastic garbage bag and fill it with damp sand, sphagnum peat moss, coarse sawdust or vermiculite particles.   I prefer to keep mine in 4′ frames with screen material stapled to the bottom.  I like this because it is easy to spray the bulbs and tubers to remove the remaining dirt and it allows air to circulate during storage.

Allow the first fall frost to blacken the foliage of the canna lilies.
You can dig them up as long as the soil is workable and snow or frost hasn’t crusted the
soil surface.  Start digging  6 inches away from the base of the plant. Use the shovel to loosen the roots.  I lightly tap the tuber on the ground to remove any loose soil.

I lay the tubers in my tray and move it into the garage and spray with a hose loosening and removing any additional soil.  I allow the tubers to rest and dry over 1-3 days.
Once the bulbs are dried I cover the tubers with peat moss and store them in a cool, dark but slightly moist condition, between 40 and 50 degrees F. I will check the tubers throughout the winter season and if moss is bone dry I will mist the moss lightly with water.

Make sure to label the container or the individual bulb with a permanent marker, you don’t want to be guessing what you are planting come spring time.

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10-minute

in a ‘Penny-Sale‘ item circa Xmas…

2014 {!?!}

Some good stuff! Intend to keep for {easy} bedtime reading; concentrating on those decimated hallways @ the moment…

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http://www.boredpanda.com/she-sheds-garden-man-caves/

Thanks to BGR (and LST)

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The cap of my current white plastic bottle is blue (looks a little like a duck’s head?) although previous ones were white.

There are two vertical ridges on the sides of the cap –
LIKE LISTERINE!*
Actually, there appear to be FOUR – and you have to figure out the RIGHT two.

  1. TIE YOUR HAIR BACK IF LONG!
  2. Grasp one with your thumb, the other with your index finger, then squeeze. The cap “bows” slightly – while squeezing, turn the cap counter clockwise. It won’t come off, but it will open the squirty thing at the top – actually, it appears to lower the red squirty point at the top so you can now turn the bottle upside down over the toilet bowl and squeeze the bottle to get the cleaner to dispense.

So I guess…the design works, now that I’ve figured it out – it certainly is child proof, and…also adult-proof!

MODIFIED from ForTheLoveOfBirds

* Took me a while to figure THAT one out too!

ALSO, broke an old and serviceable pair of pliers before finding For the Love of Birds post!

 

 

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ANTS-LSTmodWP

Thanks to LST

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Never Buy Jewellery Cleaner Again

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

Directions:
1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish-washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to wire-sculpture.com, “this works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.”.

Thanks to LST

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