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Front Desk- Open To Public => Introduce Yourself! => Topic started by: rickichan on September 24, 2013, 01:06:02 pm

Title: New Member
Post by: rickichan on September 24, 2013, 01:06:02 pm
Hi,

I'm a gardener from East Central Indiana. I lived in Japan for 1 1/2 years when I was 2- 3 years old (59 years ago) while my father was in the navy. That's where I received the nickname Rickichan. We built a new home 4 years ago (//)and I'm working on the landscape myself.  I've nearly finished a Zen style garden I'd like feedback on; especially on whether or not to place a metal lantern on a rock or on the ground. 

Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Rickichan 
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: don on September 29, 2013, 12:31:12 pm
Welcome to the forum!  You can post photos of your garden in the Private Gardens forum for comments if you like.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Michaelinseattle on October 18, 2013, 12:58:27 am
Welcome Rickichan,
Did you post some puctures?
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Michaelinseattle on October 18, 2013, 09:23:29 am
I mean pictures of course.  :-[
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: rickichan on November 15, 2013, 11:37:14 pm
Hi,
I tried to post a picture of my stone garden but I wasn't able to find it after I posted it. I want to install an electrified metal lantern on a rock and I don't know if the placement is appropriate.  I'll try to post the picture again tomorrow.  Presently I'm connecting the stone garden with a stone walkway via a gravel and stepping stone path with a dry stone stream with a stone bridge.  The piece of stone is 4' x 18" x 2".  Do I need to use footers below the frost for both ends of the bridge so it won't move in winter/spring thaw?
Thanks for your interest. 
Sincerely,
Rickichan
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Michaelinseattle on November 16, 2013, 07:47:09 am
Hello Rickichan,
Posting a picture for the first time is often a bit of a challenge.  I had difficulties my first time.  Sometimes it takes a while.  And if there is an error, there is not always an indication to you that there was an issue.

I believe the most common problem is that everyone loves to upload nice quality pictures.  Most cameras, and even camera phones support very high resolution.   These high quality images are big "files".  Often several around 5,000 Kb or larger.  (5,000 Kb ~ 5 Mb).

The administrator of the system has conserve space so the largest image size a person can post is 256K.  we had more than 12,000 posts so you can see how it an issue.    Everything done here is done from donated time and resources.  I hope you understand.  We would love to see your photo do you know how to make it smaller before you attempt to upload it?

I dug up a few references on the forum on this so you can read them too.  Perhaps they will help.  Don't give up.  If you need more help just ask, I will do all I can to help. 

Here are some other threads of discussion on this and a few other tips that have assisted others: