Sunday, April 01, 2007

video!

ive been futzin with different video servers so that i can easily add video to this blog de akello. i think i figured it out on youtube. They seem to like you to upload videos in a very certain way to maximize video quality. so i did what they wanted and here it is. lets see how it looks.



I recently completed the xeriscape upgrade to the front yard. and while i like what ive done with the place, i cant say its a complete sucess. i'm not sure if some of my transplanted cacti are going to make it :( dang! i just used an emoticon...havnet done that in a while.

anyway, i did all this research on cactus planting and what not and i think i killed em. some interesting things i didnt know...

1. if you transplant a catus, the side that was facing the sun before being uprooted should still face the sun in its new location...b/c they can get sunburned. so i put a little sticker on the spine that faced east and was sure to do this.

2. the cacti has to sit in the shade for 3-5 days after being uprooted so that the roots can heal over. otherwise, if you replant it immediatly it will get infected ...words like mold, fungus and bacteria where used...so i just did what google said

my arms been hurting and i was not able to complete the project before MITN had its open house. that was a real bummer for me but oh well. so my freinds tony and elizabeth offered to finish the job for me if i gave them the location of my secret gravel pit! "not a problem!!" and i even calculated a formula for how much more gravel i needed. so they went and got 50 shovels worth and finished the job this week and there is still about half of the supply remaining.

here are pics of the progress.

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pre-fence

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pre-stain

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con-stain

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the cacti when they were just little pups!

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time to move these bad boys to the front so the little ones dont poke themselves playing in the backyard.

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all moved with pea gravel!

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not looking so healthy!!

to the front!!
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upon move in.

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cutn shrubs

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preppn patio

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finally find chairs
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score the rocks.

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play with placement

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installed butterly iris for now, moved the bloompot to the ground to free up more patio space. were not done yet, but definitly done for now....

1 Comments:

Blogger malita said...

SQUIRMY - but cute!

4/02/2007 2:35 PM  

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