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Planter Project

Posted by calamity_j (My Page) on
Mon, May 2, 11 at 20:10

The Plan: ridgid foam insulation wrapped with wire mesh, skimcoated with cement, mosaiced. This will be for a nice espaliered fruit tree that I want to live on my covered deck. Haven't worked out all the details yet, like feet, rainage, depth, etc, but I did go buy the foam...and on my way, I stopped at the local Recycle center and someone had dropped off a perfectly good garden shredder yesterday, it is in Great shape($150)!!! I have everything I need to start this project, so stay tuned....


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You are so full of ideas! And then you actually do them.
What an inspiration you are.
Kathy


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Yeeeeeeehaw - here she goes. Since you are using the foam, w/you only use one layer of the diamond lath? This is gonna be soooooo interesting to watch.


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Ooh, I can't wait! And lucky you on the shredder. I've been eyeing one of those for a while.


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Man, Garden web didn't post my whole entry, I paid $40 for the shredder and $150 for the cement mixer. So far I figured out/cut the foam, so the planter is going to be 3ft long x 2ft wide x 2ft high, and will be square with sq ft. Kinda plain, but don't really want to spend a lot of time on this project, have a Gnome bed and rose bed to build and plant up. Plus I have tons of garden feature ideas...pedastals/GOG windows/more planters(Slow design types). I will have to see how this planter will look as I go along, to see if it will be too heavy if I mosaic it...maybe I could put some wheels on it!!! Rolling planter!!!


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I plan on using double wire lath cuz I want this to be super sturdy.


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