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Rocky Flower Bed

My front flower bed (the one right in front of the porch) has looked rather pathetic the last few years. When we first moved here, it was bordered with landscaping timber. After a while, as nature tends to do, those timbers started rotting away. I tended the flowers in that flower bed but never messed with the border. I WANTED to fix the border but as those things tend to happen, it wasn't getting fixed.

I had thought about instead of bordering with landscaping timbers again, using rocks. Our property is covered in rocks. I figured that we could find enough throughout the yard to be able to line the flower bed with them.

So we collected rocks and started lining the flower bed. Do you know what happens to the rocks that you just lay down after a while? They don't stay very well on their own and this is what begins to happen to the "wall":

Pay no attention to the kids in the pic. LOL

Yeah, the flower bed just kinda tends to melt into the yard, losing its definition.

With the road crew working on the water lines, they're "collecting" a LOT of rocks in their digging (yeah, it's not just OUR yard that's covered in rocks, the whole neighborhood is basically a rock factory LOL). I saw a pile one day and asked one of the workers what they were gonna do with the rocks and they said they'd just take them to the dump. Me being me, I asked if *I* could have them. They saw no problem with that and have been bringing me piles of rocks every few days. :-D

Behold! Free rocks! And that big one on top is HUGE! It's the
perfect size for a seat. :-D

I guess John finally caught the hint and started working on my flower bed this weekend. LOL It turned out that we already had plenty of rocks IN the flower bed to line it but that's ok, with the pile the road crew is bringing us, we'll have plenty to line my other flower bed AND make a fire pit in the side yard. :-)

And he had a great supervisor that kept him company. :-)

After a day's work, the wall was completed.

We ended up digging up all the Irises so that John could level out the dirt in the flower bed and the Irises needed dividing up anyway. Although, we probably should have waited til the next day to do that b/c we were up till midnight replanting. LOL

I plan on adding Lilies to each corner of the flower bed once they're done blooming. They need thinning out too, so it's a win-win. :-D I'm hoping my flower bed will be blooming gorgeous come next spring! LOL

While digging up the Irises and splitting them, I ran across this uniquely shaped bulb and being me (again LOL), I had to take a picture of it. What do you see?

We're definitely behind on the spring yard work but that just means I'll get to enjoy my new yard longer! LOL


  1. This is one of my favorite blogs so far! Because it's nature of course :-) And I love what y'all have done so far! Looks great! Good job John and you too Sis!

    1. Thanks Sis! I'm pretty pleased with how well it turned out! Next project is the side of the house by the upper pit! LOL

  2. It looks great!!! I love John's little helper hehe. Cute!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, Cameo likes being in the action apparently LOL


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