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Episode #13.... Inside the Living Room, part 2

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by Wild Willy on May 30, 2004 07:19 AM
The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

Episode #13... Inside the Living Room part 2

I may have to replace some of the mosses next fall. The weather just wasn't right for transplanting it when I did.
By next year the vines on the roof should be providing a lot more shade to create the environment that the moss needs to survive the summer months (including the moss and ferns that grow on the roof ribs).
Rather than creating "defined" paths, I used plain old lawn moss in the areas where you would normally walk through the Living Room and added the more ornamental mosses near the edges of the structure and around the burls and logs.
One of the burls came complete with a dozen different types of moss and lichens!

Moss covered burl

My Living Room

Outside, looking in

Carpet of Mosses

yard art

To be continued...... next year???

Hmmmmmm.... what shall I do next?


Willy's enjoying the birds!

Bye Bye!

by catlover on May 30, 2004 03:56 PM
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Hmmmmmm.... what shall I do next?

Sit and enjoy your livingroom !!!! [thumb] [muggs]

Great close up of the Burl!!!
I have a question....I know it is a Burl because that is what YOU have been calling it....but exactly where in the tree does a burl come from??? [dunno] Just a guess....but is it at the base of the tree and then just underground??? They are all so unique...absolutely awesome!

I saw Loz's gift!!!! Did you see it Loz??

Last pix...just to the right of the 2 ferns...is that a statue of 2 people (one in front of the other) or is it part of a burl??? [dunno]

Excellent job Wild Willy!!! Now it is time to sit back and enjoy your labor and all the little critters your livingroom will attract. [kissies]
Jealous Catlover [kitty]

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by Wild Willy on May 30, 2004 04:51 PM
[teacher] A burl is a wartlike growth that forms on the trunk or roots of many different types of trees (probably due to injury or disease). It lives and grows on the tree without causing any damage to the tree. As the burl grows, it normally continues to follow the original form, but it may twist and become contorted, or may even produce additional burl buds on itself (especially with root burls).
Most of my burls came from the ancient Douglas Firs that once grew here, but a few came from my Bigleaf Maples, Hemlocks and Cedars.

The "people statues" are just another burl!

Sounds like I'd better post another set of burl pix...

Commercial burl harvesting...

[grin]
by weezie13 on May 30, 2004 05:07 PM
Aren't some burl's quite rare and can be pricey?
I've always understood they are a high commodity
and treasured for woodworkers, to make bowls and such items for decorations.

Weezie

Very Nice by the way, and when you are done with Karen's, Loz's and Jiffy's, you can start one here! [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by catlover on May 30, 2004 06:42 PM
Wow how exciting and informative!! [thumb]

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Here the burls are cut from the sides of the trees leaving the host tree unharmed
I am really suprised it doesn't kill the tree. Bet that takes a special talent...knowing how deep to cut and direction, as well as, how to cut it down so it doesn't hit you on the head coming down. The root burls look like A LOT of work to get. Weezie these have got to be expensive to purchase with all the labor and danger to get one.

Wild Willy...Have you cut one off a live tree? [dunno]
Catlover [kitty]

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by Wild Willy on May 30, 2004 07:12 PM
I'm afraid that I have to disagree with that statement!
A few years ago, someone came along and cut 3 large burls from a hundred year old maple that was growing here...
My beautiful eighty foot tall Maple has very little life left in it now! [Mad]
I think you know the answer to your question about if I cut them from live trees!
NEVER!!! [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]
by catlover on May 30, 2004 07:13 PM
Forgot to ask earlier...that machine on that STEEP hill...how on earth did he get there/stay there/and get out???? [scaredy] Not me...no way...no how!!!
[kitty] [scaredy]

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by Wild Willy on May 30, 2004 07:41 PM
If you look closely at that photo, you'll see that the track-hoe is on a switchback road which it probably created.
Track-hoes are great toys!!!
I wish I had one, but with a price tag of a hundred grand I'm sure I never will... [Roll Eyes]
by weezie13 on May 30, 2004 08:03 PM
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Here the burls are cut from the sides of the trees leaving the host tree unharmed
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Who wrote that???
Just curious???
Did I miss a post??

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by afgreyparrot on May 30, 2004 08:14 PM
In the "Commercial Burl Harvesting" link.

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by weezie13 on May 30, 2004 08:21 PM
Ooooooops, [Embarrassed] [Embarrassed]
That what I get for "speed reading" [Smile] [lala] [shocked]

I would disagree with it too,
I doubt that a tree would survive that.
They have to cut the whole thing off the side,
there'd be too much exposed to let it survive.

I bet they put it in there for "propaganda"
to allow people to harvest them....

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Sue Z on March 09, 2005 07:25 PM
[flower] L O V E

I T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [thumb]

LOVE the lil' 'Bill's Garden' sign too! [flower]

Guess what Bill ...? ...

I T ' S

N E X T

Y E A R!!!!!!!!!! [Big Grin]

YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! [flower]
Soooooo, go ahead, enlighten us!! [teacher]

Sue Z [muggs] [wayey]

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"WHEN IN DOUBT ... DON'T"
by afgreyparrot on July 27, 2005 08:46 PM
I wish Wild Willy would come back.....

At least put the pictures back for us to look at...please.

[tears]
Cindy

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by Bill on July 27, 2005 09:07 PM
[Embarrassed] Whoops!
I didn't realize that some of the photos didn't get uploaded to the new server. I apologize!

I am working on locating and uploading the missing pictures now...

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by afgreyparrot on July 27, 2005 09:54 PM
Thank you.....

[kissies]

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by sibyl on October 25, 2006 09:15 AM
just a qustsion,in case someone pops in, in the 2-3-4 pic theres a plant, looks like it has a red stem/ green and white leaves. what is it? i like it.

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by Bill on October 25, 2006 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by sibyl:
just a qustsion,in case someone pops in, in the 2-3-4 pic theres a plant, looks like it has a red stem/ green and white leaves. what is it? i like it.
Fuchsia triphylla 'Firecracker'

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by sibyl on October 25, 2006 10:32 AM
thanks Bill
i didnt relize it was a fuchsia, not for my zone outside but i could have one as a house plant!,
i do hope you keep us updated in here, ill be stoping in the adventures of willy more often, [Wink]

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by datazmom on March 08, 2007 04:42 PM
Great job again , I have to see more , more , more , so keep on posting pics . Love them .
Keep up the good work and have a great day

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Happy Gardening !!!!!

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