Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Colledge Football Thread...Week Five [CBD] | Main | Breaking that Stale Thread Smell - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]
October 03, 2015

Saturday Gardening Thread: Linky Dinky [Y-not]

Greetings gardeners! Today's abbreviated edition of the gardening thread is brought to you by chain link fences. A few fun facts:

* According to the US Department of Commerce, half of all fences sold in this country are chain link fences.

*The reason for their ubiquity is, first of all, because chain link fencing has been around for a long time, probably longer than you would have guessed.

*The first company to manufacture chain link fences in the US is Anchor Fence in 1891. They were called Anchor Post Fence Co. then. They say that the first chain link fence they ever installed is (or was, as of 2005) still standing, somewhere in New Jersey.

*Some sources say that chain link fencing was actually first made in Norwich, England, in 1844.

*Norwich had for centuries been a weaving town, producing finely woven fabrics. But with the Industrial Revolution, people were making more fabrics for less money. So one company (unnamed) in Norwich altered their machinery to accommodate metal rather than thread.

I was tied up most of the week traveling, so today's thread will feature some links, that may or may not be gardening related.

To get the discussion rolling, here are some neat ways to beautify a chain link fence. I like this one:


Perhaps more in keeping with the Gardening Thread, here's some advice about how to quickly cover a chain link fence with beautiful vines.

And, courtesy of HGTV, here's a list of fast-growing vines to help you cover that unsightly fence quickly.

Speaking of fences, do you know the origin of "Good fences make good neighbors?" It appears here, but the sentiment appears earlier.

But I digress! Back to links and gardening, there's this:


Art Linkletter (some of you old timers might remember) published this book in 1965. Here's a review from that era:

It is held to be a fact that true humor is a slightly unfocussed view of the ordinary. This is the completely unfocussed view of early childhood. As such, it is of inestimable value to gag writers because children really are funnier than they intend to be or than the adults who try to be. Did yez know that a ""scarlet"" is, by juvenile definition, ""a little scar""? Well, did yez? Or that giraffes ""are a rich source of necks?"" Or that, ""Australia is located in the Pacific. It is presently still floating."" The goldmine Linkletter works (Kids Say the Darndest Things, Kids Sure Rite Funny) is that the unintentional humor of earnest children continues to amuse jaded adults. Aim; the funny bone. Sales: steady. Use: browsing.

I wonder if that kid who said she'd "keep [her] mouth shut" if she was elected president is available?

Finally, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens, here's a Fall checklist. Have any of you started tackling your Fall chores yet?

To wrap things up, here's an appropriate song:

What's happening in your gardens this week?

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 04:30 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
mpfs: "Pence, Bite my shiny metal ass. ..."

Thomas Bender: "Got my ball joint separator today. This weekend ..."

Montec: "Oh shit the debate is on? ..."

Robert: "Dear Vice-President Pence, Dude...it ain't happ ..."

mpfs: "Pence is a such a weasel. ..."

LenNeal, well, the aerator is a funny thread: "Awkward business is, as drugs here are delivered: ..."

BetaCuck4Lyfe: "This debate is pointless. Gavin Newsom is going t ..."

screaming in digital: "Robert's solution to gun violence. Mandate ever ..."

Robert: "What's even the point of having moderators? ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]He needs to just walk down and slap the moder ..."

Thomas Bender: "I like Vivek, but his speaking cadence and style i ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: " Speaking of stuck critters. Hubby recently helped ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64