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Free: Houseplants (NE Seattle) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Various houseplants, starts, and young plants: Dracaena (one ~2 feet tall, one trio of starts), 1 spider plant, 1 hoya, 2 baby pileas - moneyplant, 3 Xmas or Thanksgiving cacti, 1 bunch of rooted golden pothos (not pictured). Tell me which you are interested in, and give me a 2-hour slot on a day on or after Wednesday Sept. 21 after 1:00 PM when you come for them. Note: I don't text. Email, or an actual phone call for any actual communication, please.
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Photo of free Houseplants (NE Seattle) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
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Free: Brick pavers (NE Seattle) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Promised - At least 20 (can dig up more if necessary) but not more than 36. Ends are essentially square (photos #2). Some have a bit of cement on them. Give me a 4-hour window when you can come for them no earlier than Sept. 20. If you want them, but want more than ~26, we may need to discuss the schedule.
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Photo of free Brick pavers (NE Seattle) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
Free: Downspout extenders (NE Seattle) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - These pull out (and can curve) to help direct rain water away from your foundation when it rains. These are lightly used, still in excellent condition. Claim between 1 and 3 of them. Give me a day (on or after Sept. 20) and 4 hour window when you will come get them, and I will provide an address. Porch pickup is fine.
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Free: Sturdy cloth bag (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - About 19" x 15". New, never used. Sturdy canvas-like material. Use it as a beach bag, grocery bag, or many other uses. Give me a 2-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Sturdy cloth bag (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - About 19" x 15". New, never used. Sturdy canvas-like material. Give me a 2-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Miscellanous house plants (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Extras from propagating/pruning: 2 pothos bunches, 1 peace lily, 1 Xmas/Thanksgiving cactus, 1 dracaena. Pothos are rooted and ready to plant. All others are in pots. The peace lily didn't like my current lighting and watering schedule at the office, and I have another at home, so it needs a new home. Ask for any or all plants. Follow my instructions. 1) Tell me when you will come get them if you are selected, in a 2-hour block. 2) The time must be at least 12 hours after you email (so that I don't miss your request, and can get the plant(s) outside for you). I will then give you the address and instructions for pickup. 3) If you miss when you said you would come, there are no guarantees that the plants will be yours - I will go to a backup requestor if I have one or more. 4) I am not on my phone all the time. You can expect gaps in communication. I prefer email for this purpose.
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Photo of free Miscellanous house plants (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
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Free: African violet plants (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - I have several healthy young plants that are extra from doing a backup recovery project. All will have the same color flowers as shown here, and all are still in fairly small pots (by next year, the next pot-size up will be warranted). Some plants are about the same size as in the photo and are likely to bloom this spring, while a couple are still about 6 months behind in size, and are unlikely to have a first bloom before Autumn or even next spring. One per person - these always go fast. Pick time cannot be before April 28. I can give you a plant on April 28 after 2:30 PM, on April 29 after noon, and on April 30 between noon and 3:30 PM. I will give people 24 hours to make their requests and to specify which of the time slots they can come for a plant. If you are one of these, I will then send the address & directions.
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Free: large mirror (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Frameless mirror with beveled edges, 80" by 24". High quality, in good shape. Comes with a plywood back board to assist mounting to a wall. This will require a long flat-bed of some sort to transport. As long as you are serious about coming for it, I am willing to wait for a pickup time, since finding an appropriate vehicle may be more difficult than for a typical pickup. Free: Large, hefty mirror (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - The frameless mirror is 80" by 24", with beveled edges. It is made well and in good shape, and comes with a separate plywood board for mounting to the wall. Free: Backpacks & cross-bag (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - Three backpacks and one crossbag. One backpack has no writing on it; all others have a meeting logo or similar. All are in fine shape and useful. I just don't need them. Give me a 4-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person. Edit: The burgundy backpacks on the upper right has been taken
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Free: Small meeting bags (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - Three small bags of the sort one gets when attending meeting. Room for a pad of paper, some small books, a tablet, and similar. All are sturdy, and barely used. Give me a 4-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Miscellaneous small bags (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - Three cloth, 1 vinyl. Two are really more like stuff sacks. The white one is a small canvas bag. Give me a 4-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Cloth bags & paper holder (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - Two simple cloth bags handed out at meetings to carry around pads of paper, programs, and similar. One even more simple holder for an ordinary pad of paper & pen with a stiff backing to make writing easy. Give me a 4-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Sturdy cloth bag (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Expired - About 19" x 15". New, never used. Sturdy canvas-like material. Give me a 4-hour block of time the next day or later when you can come for one or more of them, since I only check email a few times a day, so I don't want to miss your request. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person.
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Free: Cheese grater (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Almost unused. Has two cylinders with microplane grating surfaces (one for fine and one for coarse grating) which that are turned with a crank. Comes with both a left-handed and a right-handed crank-handle. The cheese (or other substance) is held against the microplane edges with simple flip-handle. It works and was a cool idea, but we just don't use it. No-contact pickup possible. Give me a 4-hour block of time on Sunday Apr. 17 or later when you can come for it. If you miss your time slot, I will go on to the next person. Also, I will not be checking email until Saturday evening, so don't expect a response until then if you are selected.
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Free: Set of brass hooks (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - 3 brass hooks with a a coffee theme. Fairly heavy. Ruler for scale. Easy porch pickup. Tell me when you will come for them (within a 4 hour block of time and with the date), on a day that is Saturday or later. I will not be able to check email until Friday evening, so don't expect a response before then. If you don't come when you say you will, I will go on to the next person, if there are multiple requests.
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Free: Several kinds of houseplants (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - All extras, all healthy. I have too many plants. Available today: 1 African violet (violet color), 1 bunch of rooted philodendron starts, 1 bunch of rooted golden pothos starts, a rhoeo, and 9 pots of baby schlumbergera starter plants (reddish flowers). Request any or all. The African violet needs to be split & repotted in spring or early summer (you will then have 3 plants). The philodendron & pothos bunches are prunings that have been well rooted - each bunch is ready to be planted in a pot (~6" diameter), and will look good once it has had a chance to grow and put out more leaves. The rhoeo has purplish undersides of its leaves, and grows rapidly (as is typical of tradescantias). It is not the tricolor variety. This one needs to be pruned - cuttings root very quickly in water. The baby schlumbergeras need to be moved up to the next pot size. Let me know a 4-hr. window of time that you would like to and can come - after 2:00 PM Feb. 21, but no earlier than 9:00 AM on any day, and I will provide the address if I pick you. If I have any constraints in that 4 hr. window, I will let you know and we can re-negotiate the detailed time. If you don't come when you say you will, and I have others who want the same plant(s), I will simply move on to those who are waiting. It may be too cold this week to leave houseplants outside, in which case I will have to be able to be home to hand them off to you. I mostly work from home these days, but I do have some scheduled online meetings when I can't answer the door. Please use email. You can give me a phone number if you like, but I don't text - I would prefer to simply talk on the phone if there is something too complicated or urgent to handle by email. Free: String of indoor/outdoor lights (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Mid-sized multicolored lights, for inside or outside. Barely used. Spare bulbs included. Easy no-contact pickup. Specify a 4-hr block of time when you will come for them (no earlier than 10:00 AM January 15), and I will send you the address & directions. If you miss your time window, I will go to the next person in line. You may leave me a phone number to call, but I don't text, and prefer email or using a phone to talk in person.
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Free: Jade plant clippings (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - A pile of Jade plant clippings - easy to root. Must take all (share with friends). Contact-free outside pickup possible. Tell me when you can come (in a 4-hr window), no earlier than Dec. 20 4:00 PM, and include the date. I will then give you the address. Note: I don't text. email or (if necessary) phone, only.
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Free: Greeting cards & envelopes (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - A bag full of miscellaneous greeting cards of many different types, many are the "free" ones sent by nonprofit organizations. Use as cards, art projects, or whatever. Porch pickup possible. Provide a day and time window when you will come, and I will provide the address.
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Photo of free Greeting cards & envelopes (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
Free: crocosmia tubers (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Contact-free pickup. Smaller orange variety. 1 gallon still unclaimed. They can still be planted now, or could be kept in a cool, dry place, like in a garage, though the winter, and planted in early spring. They like full to part sun, are not terribly fussy about soils, and are drought tolerant, although their leaves stay green longer with some watering. Tell me what time or you will come. I will then send you the address. If you miss your pickeup and someone else is in the queue is a backup, I will move on to that person. You can leave your phone number if you want, but I don't text, so real communication requires email or actual talking on the phone. Also assume that I will only read your email after about 7PM on weekdays, so plan accordingly.
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Free: Crocosmia tubers (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Orange crocosmias, about knee-high. The photo is from the summer to show the color. 3 containers full of tubers - each container is about 3 quarts and probably enough to plant about 4 square feet. These are easy-to-grow, drought tolerant, but need a sunny patch. Easy no-contact pickup. Tell me how many containers you want, and when you will come get them, and I will give you the address. If you miss your pickup and I have backup requesters, I will immediately move on to the backup(s). Please use email to respond. I don't text.
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Free: Jade plant clippings (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - A bunch of fresh clippings from a large jade plant, various size clippings (ruler for reference). One long cutting (on left, about 15-16 inches long - could be cut up), about 8 mid sized (about 8-10 inches), and a bunch of smaller cuttings. Anyone interested in starting one or more jade plant? These are very easy to start, and to grow. Claim as many as you think you can use. Easy no-contact pickup. If there are no takers they will go into the compost bin. Tell me how many you want and when you will come and I will give you the address.
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Free: Pacific Coast Irises (blue-purple) (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - I dug up about 6-8 square feet of my Pacific Coast Iris patch. The result is three 6-inch square pots full of iris tubers and shoots that need new homes. The photo of the blooms was taken May 10, 2021. These are small, spring, irises that are great, troubl-free, plants for the local environment. They will happily grow and bloom in full sun to part shade (maybe not full shade) and are drought tolerant. Once established they will slowly spread, so every decade or so you have to dig up the plants that start to spread into other parts of the garden. Other than that, you don't have to do anything to them. When they get replanted, they typically won't bloom the next year (at least not profusely). Claim 1, 2, or 3 pots. Provide a day and time that you will pick them up (contact-free pickup). Your name will be on your claim. Don't take anything that don't have your name, and if you miss your pickup I reserve the right to go on to someone else.
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Free: houseplants: Hawthorne Hills (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - One bundle of well-rooted pothos cuttings (ready to plant), one baby pilea in a 2.5 inch pot, and a bunch of holiday cactus cuttings with reddish color flowers: 4 in 2.5" pots and 8 in 2 inch pots. These may not bloom until next year.
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Photo of free houseplants: Hawthorne Hills (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
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Free: Misc. house fix-it items (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Some new, some lightly used. Faceplates for switches and outlets, outlets, drawer knobs, 1/2" male gas pipe fitting, 4" crossbar, Pipe thread sealant, washers, small keyhole saw blades. Contact-free pickup possible. Preference for someone who will take everything, and is reliable (if you say you are coming at a particular time, please honor that.).
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Photo of free Misc. house fix-it items (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
Photo of free Misc. house fix-it items (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
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Free: African violets, Hawthorne Hills (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Several colors: Lavendar with frilly petals, Magenta & white with frilly petals, Blue/violet with simple petals. There are two of the lavendar, and the plant that has blue flowers is about to bloom and will need to be divided after it is done blooming (there are 3 plants at this point in the pot). Claim one or all plants. The photo with the colors shows you what they look like. The photo without flowers is the actual plants ready for adoption. Counter-clockwise from top left: lavender, lavender, blue, magenta&white. Tell me when you can come for them, and contact information (email preferred) and I will give you the address and instructions. Contact-free pickup is possible now that it is warm enough to leave the plants outside.
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Photo of free African violets, Hawthorne Hills (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
Free: Tire chains (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Heading over the passes? It is starting to be the season where tire chains are required. Two pairs of tire chains that are still in good condition; one of each shown in one of the photos. The slightly shorter pair still has a legible label on the box (see second photo), which says that the size is to p165. The slightly longer pair is probably ~p170, but the label is no longer legible. We no longer have cars that these fit, and no longer remember exactly which cars they were use for. Probably the shorter set was for a Toyota Tercel sedan purchased in ~1982, and the longer set for a Toyota wagon, purchased in ~1994. Claim one or both pair. Contact free pickup. Let me know when you will come.
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Photo of free Tire chains (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
Photo of free Tire chains (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle)
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Free: Frozen pie (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - Sysco classic pumpkin pie, frozen. Hubby got too much when shopping for Thanksgiving, given reduced attendance; this pie never left the freezer. A tight pickup time is important for a frozen food item. I am working at home with openings to provide the pie today (Monday) any time, Tuesday 1:00-4:00 and after 5:00, Wednesday after 2:30, Thursday 1:00-3:30 and after 5:00, and Friday after 1:30. Free: crocosmia tubers (Hawthorne Hills in NE Seattle) Gifted - About a peck's worth (1/4 bushel). These are the smaller variety, with red & orange flowers. They are vigorous growers & drought tolerant. It is not too late to plant them. Contact free pickup. Tell me when you can pick them up & I will give you the address.
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