Friday, May 25, 2012

Front Flower Bed Border

I had a very nice birthday yesterday: sushi for lunch with my mother and then I went into Philly for dinner at Tinto with J.R. This was the second time we've been there, the food is excellent (Tapas and awesome wine selection).

Today I worked on reshaping and creating a stone border for the front flower bed.


Last year we had some really ugly overgrown juniper bushes removed. I built the lattice that you see, there was nothing there before and I planted annuals. The stone matches a border that is along the fence by the roses.


I still need to remove the grass in the bed, but that will wait until tomorrow.
The plants that you see toward the back are Cleome or "Spider Flower" that self seeded from last years garden. They've already been thinned out twice but keep sprouting! I'm going to reduce them down to a handful of plants. They get really big and topple over by the end of the summer if I don't stake them.

And lookie here, my pansies in the flower box (grown from seed) finally decided to bloom:


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  1. Very lovely and your pansies look great. I pulled mine out last week because it was just getting too hot for them.
    Lisa

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    1. yeah it's a shame because I will likely need to switch them out with summer flowers soon. Next year I'll start them earlier or just buy plants to save space under the lights.

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  2. very nice bed and beautiful flowers :)

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day! I really like the way you did the front flower bed. So, what are you going to plant in it? Nosy people want to know!

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    1. Thank you Robin! This year the bed will be filled with annuals again. I'll decide which flowers when we go to the nursery and see what looks good. Next year I want to start planting perennials there. I'll post more pictures when the bed is planted ;)

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