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Hose Connection Extender - If you have a hose bib that has become hard to reach due to encroaching shrubs or other obstructions, here's a way to bring the water source out into the open. Run plastic pipe inside a PVC fence post and attach a hose bib and a nipple. Run a short piece of garden hose from the existing connection to the nipple, and the water supply will be right where you need it. To keep the post stable, run some threaded rod crosswise through the bottom of the post, dig a shallo...
Queen’s wreath vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a rapid grower, is drought tolerant once established and thrives in exposures with full, even reflected, sun. This North American native is perfect for the dry climates of California and the desert Southwest, but its vigorous growth can cause it to become invasive in warm, humid climates where water is plentiful.