I decided to try a new method. I used newspaper to cover the grass instead of digging it all up (which would take all day!). My mother had always done this method and it works great for her. Newspaper down! Next.... cover with topsoil...
Lay out plants. At this point I had also enlarged the bed between the porch and sidewalk. Ramona gave me this Clematis. I planted it at the lightpost. It will grow up it.
Here is another shot of the new beds with the plants laid out. All of the seeds I planted will also go in these beds when they get larger. I have hollyhock that I want to plant around the lightpost, then foxglove around them. I also have daisies, cosmos, zinnia, and salvia to go in here.
Here is a shot of one bed after everything had been planted.
I planted an African Daisy near the lightpost (in the pot)
Tomorrow I will gets some shots of the gazania I planted. They are fab!! Tomorrow it is on to bed #3. It is small and shouldn't take long. Then I will mosey on to the backyard for some sprucing...then cut the grass!!!!!!!!
Weekends should be longer!!!!
Until tomorrow. The Princess is pooped, and half of this post probably doesn't make sense. My brain and my skin is fried!!!!!!
Many, MANY thanks to my mother (The Dirt Queen) who came over to help me get everything planted. Normally I would just get it done, but with the Garden Club meeting at my house on Thursday...I paniced!!!
Thanks mom :)