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sedum and other plants drying out!!

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sedum and other plants drying out!!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 8:17 AM
How do you keep them from drying out and getting all brittle? Deer moss grows wild around here, but it and other Wild scenery I have tried after a few years gets very brittle and starts to fall apart??
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sedum and other plants drying out!!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 8:17 AM
How do you keep them from drying out and getting all brittle? Deer moss grows wild around here, but it and other Wild scenery I have tried after a few years gets very brittle and starts to fall apart??
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:32 PM
Boiling or soaking in glycerin is the old method.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:32 PM
Boiling or soaking in glycerin is the old method.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:39 PM
I wonder if you could dip the armature in white glue before finishing or adding foliage.

Just a thought?

Andrew
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:39 PM
I wonder if you could dip the armature in white glue before finishing or adding foliage.

Just a thought?

Andrew
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 5:43 PM
Here's a site giving the glycerine method. www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/preserving.html White glue will work but deer moss would still be very brittle. Glycerine is what the commercial people use on moss and caspia. You color with rit dye first for color if desired. FRED
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 5:43 PM
Here's a site giving the glycerine method. www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/preserving.html White glue will work but deer moss would still be very brittle. Glycerine is what the commercial people use on moss and caspia. You color with rit dye first for color if desired. FRED
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 9:14 PM
Thanks for the Info, seems like it is only slightly less expensive to make it my self ..
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 9:14 PM
Thanks for the Info, seems like it is only slightly less expensive to make it my self ..
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:33 AM
Probally true. Deer moss and other dryed treated plants are dirt cheap at Hobby Lobby for one. Just avoid the plastic plants which sometimes look more real than real. FRED
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:33 AM
Probally true. Deer moss and other dryed treated plants are dirt cheap at Hobby Lobby for one. Just avoid the plastic plants which sometimes look more real than real. FRED

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