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July 12, 2010 - Horticulture Column


I am just about back to the real world.  I have been on vacation last week and Monday and Tuesday this week and then back to the grind.  Dad and Mom’s auction went very well, there are always a few exceptions but all in all they did very well.  The crowd was very different as many antique buyers were present along with many landscapers looking for those unique items to enhance their yards.  I did not think that old aluminum pails could sell like they did; I also did not think the many boxes of very old hand wrenches could sell like they did but there was always a very high interest, right down to the last box.  Mom and Dad had a few clinker stones, Montana stones that are very unique, that sold very well and they were not even going to put them on the sale.  Unfortunately, they cost me a little money but I have a plan for them in my front yard.  I also tried very hard to purchase a box full of Jack and Jill books but someone had more money than I did.  I can remember reading those books as a young kid.  These books were all “years of 1944-1946”.  This is going to be very short today and will talk more about the landscape ideas that came from the purchases of others, the day of the sale.


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