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sandyleas58
There was nothing, no magazine, like Cottage Living. I still go through my stack of them every day. I dream of traveling the world photographing cottages as I go through it.
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rodguy62
Great pics! I'm breaking up my cottage cement sidewalk and using broken concrete to create a stone like path!
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Mic

Don't throw seeds! I planted a neat 20 foot double line of morning glories from some packets I bought at Lowe's, intending to cover a chain-link fence, and got a neat 20-foot double line of bindweed. By the time the flowers opened and I realized I'd been had, the roots had spread everywhere, and I'm still battling it five years later. So are my neighbors, to their tight-lipped displeasure. The packets were a name brand; the company vehemently denied responsibility without proof, which I'm still at a loss to provide, so I just don't plant anything from seed anymore. I keep a close eye on nursery plants too, because the weed seeds in the containers can get out of control (I got giant hogsweed once and pokeweed another time, both from Lowe's -- I don't shop at Lowe's anymore). I agree that the concept of those meadow mixes is charming, but you don't really know what you'll get, and you could introduce plants you'll regret forever.

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