Origin of Lawn Furniture

Written by Johann Erickson

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You can choose chairs by color to suitrepparttar predominant color in a garden. For example, if you’re growing herbs, many of which flower in blues and purples, there are violet Adirondack chairs. Perhaps you’d rather haverepparttar 138652 chairs to match your house trim, in which case there are red, yellow, indigo, and orange models. And of course, you can still getrepparttar 138653 “original” green chair.

Artist Joel Sisson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, wanted to make a “big” thing of Adirondack chairs, and built a gargantuan example and placed it on his front lawn in 1996. The chair was stolen, so he built another. It too, was stolen. To make surerepparttar 138654 Adirondack chair didn’t disappear intorepparttar 138655 night forever, Sisson then built 90 ofrepparttar 138656 chairs, and enlistedrepparttar 138657 help of local high school students to paint them a sea foam green. The chairs were distributed in pairs, to neighbors along a city block, and displayed on their lawns.

In celebration of their successful vanquishing ofrepparttar 138658 chair thieves, Sisson took ten of his students, two giant chairs, and 50 regular sized ones, and hauled them torepparttar 138659 National Mall in Georgetown, whererepparttar 138660 slats were assembled, painted, and put on display. The single giant chair remains there today.

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How to Transplant Trees

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

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9. Pour several gallons of water aroundrepparttar tree after you have planted it. Transplanted trees need more water than other trees to help them get overrepparttar 138407 shock of being moved.

10. Water your transplanted trees regularly duringrepparttar 138408 summer and early fall. For larger trees, give five gallons of water. For smaller trees, give one to two gallons of water. Water your trees every other day if it is dry where you live or if you have drought conditions. If it is raining regularly (1 to 2 inches per week or more), water two or three times a week. Continue watering throughoutrepparttar 138409 first year andrepparttar 138410 second year. Afterrepparttar 138411 trees have become established, you will not have to water them as much, and eventually, you won't have to water them at all.

Observations about transplanting trees:

1. If you transplant a deciduous tree afterrepparttar 138412 tree has leaves (oak, maple, or other trees with leaves), andrepparttar 138413 tree loses its leaves, do not give up hope. We have transplanted small maple trees with leaves that immediately lost their leaves. A couple of weeks later,repparttar 138414 trees sprouted new leaves and went on growing as if nothing had happened.

2. Trees that are watered regularly grow faster than trees that do not receive as much water. A few years ago after we had transplanted a couple of maple trees, I missed one (couldn't see it inrepparttar 138415 tall grass around it). I wateredrepparttar 138416 other trees I could see, butrepparttar 138417 one I couldn't see got left out. Inrepparttar 138418 fall, I discoveredrepparttar 138419 tree I had missed, and I noticed that overrepparttar 138420 summer,repparttar 138421 other trees had grown much more thanrepparttar 138422 one which did not receive water.

3. If you transplant a pine tree andrepparttar 138423 needles turn brown, that's it forrepparttar 138424 pine tree. None ofrepparttar 138425 pine trees we have transplanted that turned brown have ever come back.

4. Be careful about digging up trees to transplant that are not on your property. Inrepparttar 138426 state of Wisconsin, for example, it is illegal to dig up anything that is in a state park or is growing inrepparttar 138427 ditch along a road that runs through a state park. And of course, ifrepparttar 138428 trees are on someone else's property, make sure that you receive permission fromrepparttar 138429 landowner.


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Are you looking for a good book to read? LeAnn R. Ralph is the author of the books "Christmas in Dairyland (True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm)" and "Give Me a Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam" -- http://ruralroute2.com

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