Friday, May 29, 2015
Easy Flowerbed Makeover
Our second is named Spike....a name so befitting, although when we took him home from the front of a pet store where two ladies were giving him away, we didn't know just how much. We believe him to be a sort of Westland Terrier mix, but we aren't completely sure. Spike is a truly brilliant (sometimes stubborn), sweet dog who would be content if you pet him all day, and is too clever for his own good. Look at that face!
We love them both very much....but owning them does come sometimes with bits of trouble; my doggies sometimes have a craving for "salad" and graze on the grass like cows. It bemuses me (growing up, I'd seen cats do this, never dogs) and makes me giggle, unless they start digging to eat the grass. They sometimes also have a random penchant for digging in my flower beds. This does not amuse mommy. Lol. In the cooler months, I don't tend the garden as much as in the Spring of course, and once the seasons change, it's again time to renew the flower beds.
Here is what I've been left with over the last winter in one of the beds. Most of the mulch is gone, the roses could definitely use some attention.....ooh, those naughty boys! ;)
The base was only $12.99!
For just over $50, I was able to give new life to this much-in-need little spot. First, I removed dead fronds, debris, et cetera. Next, I dug a large hole for iceberg roses, and I wet the soil generously.
I filled the hole with a mixture of potting soil and natural, but whenever I plant, I always use the potting soil as a foundation first.
The roses went in easily...I make sure to break apart the roots a bit so they can breathe.
The whole area was then covered with more mulch.
To add a little bit of whimsy, I added this very inexpensive concrete birdbath I found recently at Lowe's.
The top was $14.99....super cheap!
Filled and ready for little birdies [I'm sure Brody will give chase :) ]....all set!
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