Made with hollow box uprights, run the water tube through one and the top hollow box with a PVC tube that you drill holes in for the water to run out. Faux paint it to look like copper, really pretty easy.
Lithops - (commonly called "flowering stones“ or "living stones“) are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods of drought to obtain moisture usually overlook them. Even experts in the field sometimes have difficulty locating plants for study because of this unusual deceptive camouflage.
Warmer weather means spending time outside – and, unfortunately, dealing with bugs. Keep them from pestering outdoor parties with the Dynatrap insect trap. Just mount it to the side of your house and enjoy up to a half-acre of insect-free space. The UV fluorescent light attracts bugs to the trap then the whisper-quiet vacuum fan sucks them inside.
To keep algae growth from your bird bath drop some pre-1982 copper pennies in. I have what I would call a normal size bird bath & I use 7 pennies. The reason for the pennies being pre-1982 is that before that year, the pennies contained copper, a natural algicide. You could also use a small length of copper pipe or tubing, or any other copper coin. I have found this to work extremely well with the exception of those times when the temperatures stay above 90 for extended periods. Copper is…