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momo5

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free shrubs
« on: May 08, 2014, 06:26:36 PM »
my very anti MMM neighbors are re-landscaping their home. so they pulled out dozens of shrubs, some in really sad condition but some looking pretty good to me. my boys (love those kids) were out biking and noticed, they asked the landscaper if they were throwing away all those nice shrubs. the landscaper offered to deliver them to our home down the block and my kids replanted them in the backyard. today I went out to see what they did, we've got two new azaleas, a lilac and some unspecified nice looking shrubs. I'm happy :)

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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 06:30:21 PM »
That is awesome! I can't believe they threw out pretty shrubs like those. All they need is a little effort to look beautiful.


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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 06:11:00 AM »
That's great, momo5!  I'd be happy, too. :)

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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 07:12:32 AM »
dude! you have AWESOME kids!!

momo5

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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 01:58:06 PM »
dude! you have AWESOME kids!!

thanks! I really do :)
my dh hates to pay anyone to do something he can do himself (other than painting, he hates painting for some reason) and the kids have learned that from him. dh is also constantly scouting out other people's trash, my kids would rather spend an hour digging through trash piles of leftover items from garage sales than go to disney world. last week they found the most awesome bongos in a neighbor's trash. they sell for about $80 each on amazon, and they are in perfect condition.
the challenge is keeping the real garbage out of the house, they tend to collect (or hoard, depending on your POV) everything and anything. there is a limit to how many random screws and pieces of metal a person will need in his lifetime. I think we've surpassed that limit.

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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 07:36:07 PM »
Azaleas are nice, which they survived up here. Depending on the variety of lilac, they get either big or BIG. Keep that in mind :)

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Re: free shrubs
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 04:38:49 AM »
I remember in my fraternity days a few brothers came back one night with "free" shrubs. Apparently they had liberated them from somewhere on campus under cover of darkness. Campus security followed the trail of dirt and had the culprits dig them back up, drag them all the way back to campus and re plant them.