Monday, July 5, 2010

::log beds::

I have this little dream in my head of what I want the flower beds in front of my garden to look like.
This is not it.

I had this image of elf sunflowers filling this great log lined bed. 
For some unknown reason only one of the 50 seeds came up.  

The house rule is - you can't complain unless you are willing to fix it.
So, I grabbed my favorite assistant and got to work.  

Josh got out the chainsaw (something I am not allowed to touch, for good reason) and cut down a junk tree that was over crowding the tulip trees.
Perfectly straight and ready to finish off the border of the beds.
I got a bale of peat moss and fortified the crappy soil in those areas.

Then my faithful assistant helped me cut the bottoms off of some cups to use as seedling protectors.  We started with clear, but ran out and had to use red too.  LOVE the red.  

Then we stuck the cups in the ground, added some shasta daisy seeds to them, topped them off with some soil, and then thickly mulched the whole thing. 
The cups are to help remind one and all what needs to be weeded and what is to be saved.

I will keep you posted on the progress...
In my head I see a hedge of white daisies welcoming you to the garden.  

PonyTails and FishScales

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  1. GORGEOUS work on your garden beds, it all looks so neat and tidy!

  2. Looks great! I like the cup idea to protect those growing plants. Can't wait to see them when they come up!

  3. Looks awesome....good work...I'm sure your helper was proud! Cute helper btw! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

  4. your garden is so lovely I wish i could come visit! Thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays" I featured this post, love the cup idea...



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