So with the expansion about to come out, there is a lot of good news for gardeners...for those that aren't in beta and don't know about this, I thought I'd post it here....so...spoiler alert! new stuff coming up... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So here it is ... Deco plants will finally have other uses besides deco - and! they are expendable (as I've been told) so the demand for them will be a steady stream of income for us gardeners. Petra Fyde recently put up the first of several new pages about the SA expansion - this one is about Staining... http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/show_content.php?content=31012 in a nutshell...it's using clippings from deco plants to make dyes! (and let me say o.m.g. hehe) - read the page for the long process required, which in the end will give a wide variety of shades from every kind of colored plant there is. (and let me say now, I simply can not stand the wait to try some of this out!) ... now also I've heard that plant clippings are used in basketweaving. I've yet to hear any comprehensive telling of how this works - perhaps someone that is in beta can tell us here (the only thing I think I read was the baskets take on the hue of the plant the clippings came from - I could perhaps be remembering that incorrectly) more to come on this (I hope!) as soon as I read anything about it! ... finally another tidbit I read in this thread: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=152261 Post #69 Regine posts: this is just...beyond awesome - I couldn't be happier --- and one little ps tidbit thrown in for good measure: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=152257 second post by Tina Small explains snake charming in good detail ...that is all, can't wait for SA!