Information about stuff around our house

Heaven Scent® Gardenia starter

This is a plant that I picked up last year. The winter took its toll but I’ve separated it into multiple pots and we’ll see how it does.



Here’s the one I potted for starter


Heaven Scent® Gardenia starter

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Replacing piston in water neutralizer

Due to a problem with a leaking piston assembly in our neutralizer tank, I had to replace this part. The parts were procured from the Plumbery in Mt. Airy.


Here is the actual piston assembly as installed.


After the repair, I refreshed the level of the AN material that was needed. This process needs to be repeated about every 3 months. The level of material in the tank should be about 2/3 full.

Fall fertilizer application

On October 6, 2012 I put this brand down. I bought 2 bags that cover 15,000 sq. feet.

Driveway Upgrade

Our driveway has received a long needed face lift.  For a long time after we completed our addition our driveway was gravel and often a complete mess after weather difficult to maintain in the winter months.  The photos below show the area before and after.

The work was performed on 9/20/2012 by the folks at D&H Paving.

Possible Spider Mites on Procumbens Nana Bonsai

I have been trying to figure out what might be causing the die back and slight yellowing of several of my Juniper bonsai.  Water rates are okay, fertilization is sufficient, so now looking into pests. I found a recipe for spider mites that I will try for the next couple of weeks.  The recipe is here:

Started this application on 7-15-2012.

Replacing sprinkler check valve

Here are some pics from a recent plumbing update on my sprinkler system.

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