I've been making my beds

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    ...Flower beds that is! (I still hate making my "sleeping bed" :D
    I took advantage of a couple nice days lately and made 2 more flower beds.
    This one is where I plan on putting nothing but lilies! And that's the new apple tree in the big container. I placed the stepping stones so I wouldn't forget that they will be needed once the tree needs attention.


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    Lily bed ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )



    And this one around the light pole is where I plan on putting the "butterfly" plants.


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    butterfly bed ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )



    For the border, I used some old concrete chunks that used to be the floor in my dad's old workshop. There's lots of it left, so I'm sure I'll be using more for borders.
     
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    Cheryl, come summer with all your blooms, new trees, and butterflies, you will have to install a traffic light in front of your house to keep the gawkers moving!
    Great idea to use the concrete chunks as edging. You can also build a "rip-rap" wall with concrete pieces--looks rustic and is a great way to raise a bed slightly. I made a two-chunk high wall at our previous house for a mixed shrub/flower bed.
    Just what you needed--another idea!
     
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    Jane... I live at the end of the road... so there's no traffic.
    It's funny that you mention using the concrete junks as a wall. Right now, my brother has them surrounding a big old pile of branches, etc that he's going to burn.
    While I was "stealing" these, I was thinking of where I could use more of them! A raised bed was one of my thoughts. I do like the rustic look of it.
     
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    Cheryl dear, there's no traffic--YET! :-D
     

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