Garden Photos forum: My very first flowerbed is finally planted

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Name: Brandi
Laporte, MN (Zone 3b)
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bpsgarden
Jul 16, 2013 10:20 PM CST
I have waited and waited and worked and worked and it has all been worth it Smiling It took me over a month to even figure out WHERE to put it. Then came the design. Then the digging in of the edging (and the removal of a VERY large rock by my husband and his four wheel drive truck) Then the fun part of picking my flowers. While waiting for my flowers I designed and made several mosaic stepping stones. Then painted my crosses, bird bath, and remaining stepping stones to match. My husband was kind enough to sandblast and paint the arbor he made for me. Then came t he planting and the mulching and finally I am done! Now all I have to do is wait for my clematis to start climbing the arbor, the daylilies to start blooming, and enjoy! Hurray! I will have to seperate and plant my potted peony in the fall because it was too late this year but Im enjoying the fruit of my labors now :D


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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters", 1943
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 17, 2013 11:10 AM CST

Brandi, GREAT JOB!!!!! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Brandi
Laporte, MN (Zone 3b)
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bpsgarden
Jul 17, 2013 12:59 PM CST
I agree Thank you so much Smiling We live in the woods and last summer right before the 4th a HUGE storm came through and took out alot of our trees or took the tops off of them. Everytime I looked in the back yard I just saw distruction. Now all I see is the little piece of heaven God gave me. I can just picture the lilies booming and the clematis already climbing over my arbor. Just perfect. Who cares about those ugly old woods anyways Big Grin
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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters", 1943
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 17, 2013 1:31 PM CST
You did a truely great job on your new garden area! Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 17, 2013 2:33 PM CST
Beautiful job, both of you! Thumbs up
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Name: Brandi
Laporte, MN (Zone 3b)
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bpsgarden
Jul 18, 2013 10:48 PM CST
Thank you so very much. I love sitting and enjoying the flowers. My second daylily bloomed today Smiling New Paradigm
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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters", 1943
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 19, 2013 5:11 AM CST
Charming. The swing will be a perfect place to sit and watch things grow better each year.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jul 21, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Looking very pretty Brandi. Cool stepping stones, you did a beautiful job! Thumbs up Smiling
Name: Brandi
Laporte, MN (Zone 3b)
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bpsgarden
Jul 21, 2013 11:06 PM CST
Thanks everyone :)
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters", 1943
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 22, 2013 6:13 AM CST
Love those stepping stones, Brandi!

Hurray! Your first flowerbed...how exciting!

Please update with pictures as your plants fill in. It's always so amazing to watch them develop, and to see your careful plans unfold. Thumbs up
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 22, 2013 6:28 AM CST
It looks like a grand walkway.You should enjoy that spot very much.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 30, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Beautiful Smiling
Looks inspired and a great place to sit and enjoy all the beauty.
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