Before and After pics

daddylonglegs(z5 WI)July 16, 2007

I finally went after a bed that's been an eyesore for 12 years. This sloped bed faces south, ground gets rock hard.

I'll probably leave it like this for a while to see if the weeds are under control before I dig into it again.

I'd love to hear/see other ideas for an area like this.



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That's quite an improvement! I love the looks of the bottom bed. The only thing is, the grasses seem to block some of the view of the beautiful flowers behind them. But I suppose if you look at the scene from a different angle, you can see the upper bed just fine.

Good landscaping job!


    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 5:02PM
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daddylonglegs(z5 WI)

Good point about the grass Julie, in this case though this bed is a transition from the flower garden to the vegetable garden. So you are looking back at the flower garden, you need to go thru there to get to this bed. So the grass is more of a hint that something more is coming up when you are in the flower garden, and when you get to this bed you are looking back.

On that subject, a row of ornamental peppers would be a cool transition, halfway between a veggie and an ornamental plant? Maybe next year.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 6:01PM
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I don't have any suggestions, but I just wanted to say you made a huge improvement it looks great!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 12:41AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Sedum sieboldiana would hang down nicely over the edge and stay neat. Gets a nice flower late in the year as well.


    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 5:28PM
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