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I made these out of 2×4 cedar, ripping and cutting the boards to size. All pieces are undercoated with primer, then painted with two coats of the colors. These are for the Alzheimer’s unit garden at our local nursing home, where I volunteer in the summer. We’ll grow purple and white flowers around the purple one, and orange and white flowers around the orange unit. They are six feet tall, and the legs are approximately 24” apart. Parts were assembled using Liquid Nails clear construction adhesive and screws. The top of the units are made with fence post tops. Also posted on Lumberjocks.



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hardiness zone 5a

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-28-2012 09:31 AM

These are so beautiful. I love the colours – definitely pieces of garden art.
If you remember – I’d love to see pictures of these surrounded by flowers.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 11-28-2012 09:51 PM

Very nice. It is so good of you to do this. My extremely intelligent mother and grandmother both passed away after suffering for a lengthy time from Alzheimer’s.

Good choice of colours and flowers for them also. Well done!

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MarkTheFiddler

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posted 11-29-2012 02:55 AM

Very nicely done. You’re incredible for building these. You have a beautiful heart.

-- Mark

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daltxguy

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hardiness zone 4a

posted 12-02-2012 02:58 PM

Wow, those are pretty. Hope you can get them out of your basement, now that they are assembled!
Maybe the purple flowers should grow on the orange one and the orange flowers on the purple one – to show off the flowers more?

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 12-03-2012 07:08 AM

Very nice creations for a noble cause. I am sure they will look very attractive when covered with flowers.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-04-2012 11:58 AM

They look lovely and sturdy and would make a wonderful and interesting addition to a garden.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Koop

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hardiness zone 6a

posted 12-09-2012 04:02 PM

Very cool and “pleasing to the eye”! Please post pictures when you place in the garden. Your proportions look good. Did you build from a plan or did you design these yourself?

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