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Old 01-28-2011, 05:03 AM
 
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Thinking of sprucing up the lanai area with a couple concrete figures. Legeres in Port Charlotte was recommended as having a wide selection at good prices. Have pretty much narrowed it down to a painted turtle (he's a beauty) and unpainted pelicans named Pierre and Skipper. Only one of the pelicans but haven't chosen which one yet. How do the painted varieties hold up to the brutal sun and occasional freezes here? Does the unpainted white start looking yucky after a while? Opinions please!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Thinking of sprucing up the lanai area with a couple concrete figures. Legeres in Port Charlotte was recommended as having a wide selection at good prices. Have pretty much narrowed it down to a painted turtle (he's a beauty) and unpainted pelicans named Pierre and Skipper. Only one of the pelicans but haven't chosen which one yet. How do the painted varieties hold up to the brutal sun and occasional freezes here? Does the unpainted white start looking yucky after a while? Opinions please!
I haven't seen too many painted ones but I see the unpainted blue herons all over the place. I don't have any so i can tell you if people wash them or what. I'm pretty sure Granmallie has a heron. I would think that a little bleach on a rag would keep anything from growing on them.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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Hi i think if you paint it using masonary paint it should hold up just fine
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I'm sensing some discrimination. Quotas must be filled first. Before you can have turtles, pelicans or herons on your lanai, you must have at least one plastic pink flamingo. Not unless you already have one on your front lawn.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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I'm sensing some discrimination. Quotas must be filled first. Before you can have turtles, pelicans or herons on your lanai, you must have at least one plastic pink flamingo. Not unless you already have one on your front lawn.
As a Northener by birth, I claim ignorance!!! It's obviously a Southern thing, right? On second thought, could I substitute the three small ceramic sea turtles that sit on my lanai already for the required plastic pink flamingo?
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Where can I get these kind of figures in Sarasota? My sweet gnome was broken in the move so I need to replace him. I would love a turtle or two...
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I'm sensing some discrimination. Quotas must be filled first. Before you can have turtles, pelicans or herons on your lanai, you must have at least one plastic pink flamingo. Not unless you already have one on your front lawn.
Being a Raven's fan, my flamingo is purple. Really! I have a purple flamingo in my lanai!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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Being a Raven's fan, my flamingo is purple. Really! I have a purple flamingo in my lanai!
Purple is great in my book! (MN VIKINGS fan but we won't talk about this past season....)
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