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Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9155912

Just wanted to share my "leaf". It is about 24" x 30" and is made from hardware cloth and Grancrete.
I wish I had a dozen of these in my yard, even just one makes me feel like a bug in the leaf mulch!
This was designed to sit on the ground and catch water for the California quail to enjoy.

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katiebear
mulege
Mexico

June 7, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9156163

Great job. kb
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9156172

That looks very attractive, you did a beautiful job. :)

If they hold water, what do you do for mosquito control? I can't leave standing water around without breeding swarms of the little monsters. Maybe it's not as big a problem in your climate or do you use dunks perhaps?

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2012
8:41 PM

Post #9156504

It's not deep enough to be a problem, it will dry up inbetween waterings. I do have a pond and several "bog pots" though. They either have fish in them or gravel on top. I do use dunks if I see larva, but I don't really have too much trouble with mosquitos as my yard dries pretty good inbetween waterings.

MsMaati

MsMaati
Newburgh, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2014
4:06 PM

Post #9749436

These are beautiful.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2014
7:32 PM

Post #9815291

These are beautiful.

Wish I had them in my yard...LOL

Jan

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2014
8:31 PM

Post #9815333

Thank-you. I'm working on a "leaf table-top fountain" at present. Using a different method, molding in silicone rubber. It's a bit nerve racking, a two part chemical process. But I have hopes it will prove to be a really nice way to do it. I'll post when it's done.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2014
8:32 PM

Post #9815334

I sure hope you are taking pictures to share with us. I would love to see it when you finish and then get to see your progress pictures of your work.

Jan

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