You know the white fencing was the first thing to start the garden by hiding that ugly gas tank. The second thing was the formation of this round planter. I had some free bricks that needed a home so I dug them into the ground to form a half circle around the circle planter. This was fine for the first year but with the addition to the Levels, I no longer thought it worked in my garden. Time for a change.
I got my shovel and little red wagon and went to work! I broke up the half circle into two separate planters. As you can see the black-eyed Susan's were already popping up from the ground inside the planters. See the clay brick's that form a planter to the left in this picture? Well, those bricks were taken from the planters and I dug them into the ground to form a border to a walkway. Many bags of pea gravel made for a perfect path for the feet. My only regret was not using landscaping cloth under the pea gravel. Pulling weeds from the gravel was not fun this summer. Argggg, live and learn...
Wow, did I pound a lot of bricks into the soil. Did I mention I had a tonsillectomy a few weeks prior to taking on this task? Yep, I love to play in the garden in the spring and surgery will not keep me out for long!
This picture below was snapped on July 30, 2008. Another 6 weeks of growth makes a bigger difference. Notice how the circle planter filled with Periwinkle has grown. I will show you that planter in a close up sometime in the future.
So there you have it. A Semi-Formal Flower Garden all because of an ugly Boat Shed! Who would have thought something so pretty could have come from something so ugly?
Spring is my favorite time of year as everything wakes up from a long winters nap and is ready to take on the world. I am kind of like that also. I take off into the garden and have so much fun creating things such as this GEORGIA FLOWER GARDEN while the birds sing high above me as I play, In the Garden...
*Note: I want to give Tina a big Thank You for allowing me to post this week. I knew getting a posting up every day was a challenge but had no idea how much work is involved! I enjoyed my week but am looking forward to taking off for the next week for a bit of R&R myself. So see you all in about a week or so! Okay Tina, back to work for you! lol