The weather this weekend reminds me why I like living on the Alabama Gulf Coast. For the past week our temps have been easing up even if only slightly. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day with highs around 60 and Sunday was the same with slightly warmer temps of 64. You all know what this means to a gardener this time of year. I spent both days including Friday outdoors.
I managed to get this garden edged on Friday with the rubber edging you buy from Walmart. Saturday my friend came to visit for the weekend with Molly, the rat terrier. Well Molly has a fetish with rubber and gloves of any kind - though clean ones are not the ones she is looking for. After siezing my gloves a few times I quickly learned to keep them on or in a safe place. The rubber fetish drove me crazy because she pulled up ALL of the rubber borders taring up my beds around the edges. I had no choice but to head to Walmart and pick up the scalloped stones to edge the bed. Of course it looks a lot better but I wasn't planning on that expense this year.
I'll have to pick up stones for all of the beds.
Doesn't this look good and all ready for some plants. What I have so far are a few daffodils, blue hyancinth (blooms are on my new kitchen table). The piece going down the center is a piece of flashing that wasn't usable. It is temporary. I am going to purchase some flat stones for getting around here. This garden ended up measuring 16x6 - much larger than my plans but I am glad for all of this new space. This bed will be part sun in the summer. Currently it is more shade. This will be a Bird and Butterfly garden.
This new bed is full sun. This is an enlargment actually more than doubling its size. It will require 35 12" scalloped stones to go all the way around. Already here in the section I put down last year are yellow and red cannas and 52 daffodils. I won't be digging in these areas of course. This garden will also be a Bird and Butterfly Garden.