|Thank you Google for the picture. (My plants aren't blooming - yet.)|
In my youth we called these "MayPops."
|On your mark, get set, go!|
I used the trellis to determine how big to make the bed. Fortunately for me, the Previous Owner had this thing about collecting old bricks, so I've started using the old bricks in my landscaping. I like the recycle aspect of using them and if I want to expand a flower bed I just have to grab a few more bricks.
All I had to do was dig out grass.
Still digging. When does the fun start? Wish you (or anybody) were here digging with me.
Ready to Lasagna Garden my little bed. I added a some soil and amendments, just a little. Then I grabbed some newspaper and lined my new bed to help keep weeds to a minimum.
I added back some of the old dirt (that sounds silly, most dirt is, well, as old as dirt - how ever old that is) mixed in some 'new dirt' and added the bricks.
And the plants!
All that was left to do was add mulch, water, and clean up. I've got a nice little garden and next spring and summer I will have beautiful, blooming vines.
|The job is almost finished.|
Here it is, Thursday morning. It's amazing what can happen when the temperature cooperates. Only two days in the ground and already the tendrils are at work.
|Life is good.|
My view from the kitchen is better this morning --- my coffee even tastes better.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to Vintage Thingie Thursday with Colorado Lady (button just to the right if you want to join us). I'm 'rerunning' my coin story over there - next week I must find something new to bring to her party. Hope you have a great weekend. cJoy