Spring Flowerbed Project

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7 Days
For the past couple of years I just let the wildflowers and weeds, if you will, take over. So last spring, I decided to take back my flowerbed. As you will see the before and after photos. But wait until you see this years flower bed. So, stay tuned.
This is my flowerbed last spring, before I decided to take it back.
And another photo of the wild flowerbed. It really needed some good cleaning up.
We tilled it all up, and added layers of mulch. Getting ready to give it a new life
And another angle...
Now, starting to add the plants...
Added more planters and plants... looking better slowly
Here is another section of the flowerbed.
This is last summer in full bloom.
And another view of the flowerbed in full bloom.
still another...
and another...
Yup, you guessed it...another angle.
The bicycle was purchased at a garage sale for $5, I added an oblong flower container between the bikes handles, planted flowers and added a pink and yellow rose garland along the frame of the bike.
Suggested materials:
  • Mulch   (from trees consumers had to cut down along the electrical lines)
  • 3 half rain barrels   (TSC)
  • Plants   (Walmare, Meijer and Home Depot)
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  • Camilledrinan Camilledrinan on Oct 21, 2017
    But, you used so much more. No mention about the flagstones, old plow, and other interesting items scattered around. Since all are in pots, how do you handle the watering? By hand, soaker hoses, timed irrigation? Potted plants dry out faster, so how often do you water them?

  • Tina Mcnicholas Tina Mcnicholas on Oct 21, 2017
    Why not plant some flowers in the ground like perennials?

  • Cindy spalsbury Cindy spalsbury on Oct 22, 2017
    Where did u get the cement stepping stones that look like foot prints

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  • Emma Emma on Oct 30, 2017
    When I get back to my other home in Philippines, I will try to make my front yard look like this garden. Right now it is disheveled because of the Pergola being built but once that is done it'll be the garden that'll get worked on. Thanks for this idea it is so charming.