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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 23, 2008 5:34 pm

I went to the farm supply store to buy some seeds and found an empty box that had contained by-pass pruners. The inside of it was slotted to the perfect size to store seed packets so I cut the sides of the box down and shoved it (forcefully) into a plastic storage container. Deal!

On the way home, I followed signs to a garage sale where I found Michael Dirr's book, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, and Steven Still's Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants for $3.00. O.K, they are not the most current editions but they were practically free. Would have cost less but the dollar isn't worth much these days! LOL
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 23, 2008 5:46 pm

Nice to see you are getting so organized, Trish!
Dirr's Manual of Woody Plants is a very helpful book.
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 23, 2008 8:03 pm

Sharon Bryson wrote:Nice to see you are getting so organized, Trish!
Dirr's Manual of Woody Plants is a very helpful book.


Thanks, Sharon. I suspected as much about Dirr's book as it is listed in the bibliography of some of the books I've read.

As for organized, I still can't find the kitchen counter for all the garden stuff piled up. It might be a long time before I hit solid surface. LOL
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Postby Venice » May 23, 2008 8:12 pm

ohh your seeds look so neat. Mine are all tossed in a bright yellow plastic popcorn bowl with a lid hahaa.

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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 23, 2008 9:18 pm

Venice wrote:ohh your seeds look so neat. Mine are all tossed in a bright yellow plastic popcorn bowl with a lid hahaa.

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With a lid? Well, that's one strike for organization...the little buggers can't jump out and run and hide! LOL
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Postby Venice » May 23, 2008 9:33 pm

hhahah ya and when they get lose you don't spill seeds all over. ahhah I had a big pack of wee lil seeds rip open ehehe, it was some herb, Giz went nuts sniffing the bowl ahha.

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Postby DonnaZn2SK » May 24, 2008 1:09 am

Trish,

That is a terrific storage idea. I have my seeds in a clear plastic box with a snap lid. It works well, but I need to organize it better, and remember to seal the opened seed packages because I ALWAYS have mystery seeds at the bottom of the box!
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 24, 2008 9:15 am

DonnaZn2SK wrote:....and remember to seal the opened seed packages because I ALWAYS have mystery seeds at the bottom of the box!


That divider will keep the seeds from falling out of the packets, hopefully. You never know about seeds; they can be sooo mischievious. LOL I wonder what I'd get if I took all the mystery seeds rolling around in the bottom and planted them in one patch of the garden. Might be pretty entertaining! LOL LOL
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