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  • Marina Schreckengost

    who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue! "Here’s a simple garden art project, that is wonderfully mindless. Use a strong glue to attach your surplus pennies to a thrift store bowling ball. It would be a great project to do with your kids on a rainy day. For the glue, my favorite is made by Amazing Goop, and I use the Home and Garden or Marine formula, because they are UV resistant as well as waterproof."

  • Christine Zarp

    Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea.using an old bowling ball, strong glue and pennies

  • Diana Couch

    REALLY COOL IDEA!!!! who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. Really?? Will have to try this! glue 1-2 layers of pennies on an old bowling ball with E-6000 craft glue. They tend to slide around a bit till the glue firms up, so work in small areas at a time, keeping the freshly glued area at the top to minimize sliding. Once you have an area securely glued, it will keep the newly glued areas from sliding.

  • Maria Jett

    I'm going to try this! Gardening Ideas / REALLY COOL IDEA!!!!z>> who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I have the bowling ball out in the rock garden waiting for this.

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Copper kills slugs where as salt only dehydrates them, but they continue to live....Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful. I need this to keep the slugs off my strawberries! -- House of Hawthornes: Bowling Ball Yard Art

  • Patty Vining

    Pennies 1982 and before are copper. After 1982 they are zinc and plated with copper so check the pennies dates

Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful.

Penny Gazing Ball ~ I HATE pennies .. I "accidentally" drop them everytime I get them as change in hopes that some kids will find them & it'll make his/her day by finding some $. :o)~ But what a GREAT USE for them ... this looks AWESOME if you like these kinds of things in your garden area

Where is my epoxy! I am so making this STAT! Did you know that pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue! #gardenchat

  • Cindy Hanrahan

    I've got alot of Pennies that are sitting outside because I couldn't clean them well enough to cash them in after Katrina....since I have to find another way to use them, this might be it!...woo hoo!

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Gardening Ideas / REALLY COOL IDEA!!!!z>> who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue.

  • A Dog Nurse

    Which year pennies is it the copper or the zinc?

  • Erin Carrington

    Pre=1982, it's the copper that repels slugs and snails not the zinc

  • Made By Kathy .com

    Copper actually causes a chemical reaction to slugs that shocks & basically cooks them! Some nursery's line the perimeter of the property with copper to keep the destructive pests out!