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What Was It? making garden art out of junk
Got some interesting junk around and don't know what to do with it? Here's a dynamite idea that costs just pennies. Follow these easy instructions on how to make a garden totem pole.
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published on April 21, 2008
Project for Pennies
Make an interesting water feature for your garden for just pennies. Just follow the recipe - with a great story, too.
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published on April 09, 2008
Tea Under Thatch
Not many people are proud to own a 40-acre patch of Phragmites, but William Cahill is. For 12 years now, he harvests 40 acres of this reed we all love to hate - the invasive native, Phragmites communis. Every January and February when the winter is at its coldest, he cuts the reed by machine and sometimes by sickle. This is, perhaps, his favorite part of roof thatching.

Here, Cahill re-thatches a little girl's play cottage at Old Westbury Gardens.
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published on October 17, 2005
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