Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Flower Bed Project Update

I am making some progress in our flower bed project.

Last week, I showed a quick picture of the start of a new yard project at the front of our property close to the road.

Our front bed was mostly cleared of the old overgrown bushes then expanded. New stones were purchased and dirt was delivered. Hubby and I put all the stones in place and that was a big job plus it was so hot. I did hire a young man who does yard work to spread the dirt.

Variegated Liriope is ready to be planted for the border around the bed. 

It took a lot more than the liriope in the pic to go all the way around the bed. 

The yard guy couldn't work Monday (Labor Day) so  I planted 26 of the liriope and spaced them two feet apart. But 26 wasn't near enough; the bed measures 38 x 12.

In addition to liriope, two limelight hydrangea, and crepe myrtles were purchased to add to the bed plus mulch.

One of the crepes, and three limelight's are now planted. My yard guy had time to help me yesterday so now all of the lipriope is planted too.

At the west end of the bed, we kept two older crepe myrtles and two azaleas. 

I am so thankful we have the Ranger to get plants, tools, etc. moved around the yard. A 35 gallon water tank sits in the back of it right now and sure beats dragging a hose out to the new bed.  I used 35 gallons of water two nights in a row and will again this evening if it doesn't rain. Praying for rain!

That's it for today. More work is in store - Judy.

Linking to these great parties:

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather @ Shabby Art Boutique on Friday

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening


  1. Hello, your garden is looking beautiful. I like the Liriope and the Crepe Myrtle. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. You certainly had quite a labor day! It will look great when everything begins to take root. I think about our garden a lot -- mostly thinking, since it's too hot to work in it!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  3. I love Limelight Hydrangeas! If I had any space that would be what I would buy

  4. I love doing this kind of gardening but not in this heat!!!! You really earned your Labor Day Judy. I love what you selected to go in the bed, it will be so pretty I'm happy you have a way to water the bed and I hope you get the rain you need.

  5. Those rocks just get heavier and heavier. You don't use landscape cloth to keep the weeds down? I like the edging it has a nice charm.

  6. This is a lot of work and I am impressed! It looks great! Thanks for linking up today.

  7. Judy - it looks terrific - worth all the back-breaking work!

  8. It's really going to be a beautiful flower bed! I love my Limelight. Crepe Myrtles don't grow here, but I think they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. It's going to be such a wonderful garden -- lots of work and talent involved there! Your ranger truck is so cool.