An easy-to-build seed-starting rack

This rack is made of 2x2s (which are actually 1-1/2 in. square), 2-in. deck
screws, and 3/16-in.-dia. carriage bolts (with nuts and washers). Each of
the six assemblies that make up the rack -- the two sides, three shelves,
and the top -- are glued and screwed together. The sides are then bolted
to the three shelves and to the top, allowing the whole rack to be
disassembled if necessary. For easier construction, stock 4x4s could be
used in place of the shaped bases.

Gloxinia speciosa ~
The tubers can be saved for many years if gradually dried off after blooming stops. Store them in a dark, dry, 50 to 60 degree spot for 3 months and then restart in a humusy, loose soil in a warm, well-lit spot.

A signature product
Donald Featherstone has the perfect name for a flamingo fancier. Featherstone is the inventor of the plastic flamingo as we know it.
An art school graduate, he dreamed of creating a masterpiece. In 1957 he did, at Union Products, a New England company that makes plastic animals.
His first creation, a duck, sold respectably.
"But everybody loved flamingos," he said. "I got myself a National Geographic magazine and found a photograph to use as a model. And I made myself a plastic one."

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