Garden Flower Bed Border.... Before and After


We get so much inspiration from Hometalk garden gurus. Seeing the beautiful gardens posted, we wanted to put a nice finishing touch to our patio. We decided to frame it with a flower bed border. So off to Home Depot. Selecting bricks that coordinated with the patio brick pavers worked out well.
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
After. We put in stepping pavers on all sides for easy access into the garden. And our dogs actually use the stepping pavers in stead of jumping over the flower bed. I'm so proud of them. :-)
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
This was before..
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
Another before
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
After. The bed is 18" wide. Just wide enough to have a nice assortment of flowers. We choose colorful perennials.
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
garden flower bed border before and after, flowers, gardening, perennials
Now you can see the flowers surrounding the patio from inside the house. It just makes a lovely finished touch.

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To see more: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/brick-raised-bed/

Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Mary McGivern
    on Apr 24, 2016

    Are your brick pavers on a concrete slab? You did a beautiful job with your flower bed. I can't believe what a difference it made.

    • Linda G
      on Apr 25, 2016

      Thank you Mary, yes they are but the border is not.

    • Mary McGivern
      on Apr 25, 2016

      Thank you for your response. The whole project is beautiful and inspiring.

    • Elisabet
      on Jun 3, 2016

      These are Impatients but they are annuals not perennials and come singles and doubles. The double petal ones look like tiny little roses. They like some good shade and lots of water but there are some that are made for sun like "SUNPATIENTS" and the other one which the name escapes me!!! I'm old, haha

  • Jam
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Which perennials did you use in your lovely garden?

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