dying plastic and grooming the roof

The little plastic succulents (fake baby's breath) didn't give as much coverage as I expected.  The only color of them I can find in the store now is white, so I tried an experiment.

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Awww, look what came crawling out of the flowers.  Good thing she made an appearance before she got thrown in the pot.

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The dye worked great, but the green turned out pretty blue and the gray kind of greenish.

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A quick look at them in place proved the "green" ones too unrealistic...

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...so I boiled another batch of gray dye and colored them again.  Much better.

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I spent the rest of the evening grooming the roof.  I pulled off the white plants because I didn't like them, and stroked all the other succulents, removing any that weren't glued down sufficiently.  Then I picked glue boogers, except in a couple of spots where they looked like old spider webs.

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It's looking good! 

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Susan found some of the larger size plants in a deep burgundy when she was shopping yesterday.  She picked some up for me, so until those arrive the roof is on hiatus.  She's coming to visit in a couple of weeks (I'm so excited!), I imagine she'll pop them in her suitcase.

In the meantime, I'll see how much of the exterior walls I can finish before she gets here.

 

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