The flowers are finally blooming and I can get back to showing you how our landscaping of the cabin is coming along. I have been waiting all summer for my new flowers to get some color and show you what we accomplished for FREE.
The first thing I did was put a shout on on Facebook asking if anyone had flowers that needed to be divided this year. I got two responses both from Mary’s saying I could have all I wanted. Yes, I was on my way to the first step of a FREE bed of flowers.
Now this meant Hubby would have to get right on moving all our FREE rock into position to make the new bed. It was pouring rain that day, but he worked with the bobcat in the mud and moved them all into place. He also made several trips to our dirt stock pile (from having our pond dug) and brought up nice black dirt to fill the bed. I was so appreciative this certainly was no project to do by hand.
From all the rocks this one is my favorite. It is flat on top and very large. It is like a bench, and that is exactly what I use it for. I sit on it to weed the flowers. I weed as far as I can reach all the way around it. Then I have to resort to stopping for the rest of the weeding.
The next day I was off to do some flower digging. Boy did I luck out, my friend Mary did all the digging. What a gal. I was so thankful to get such a large variety. As she dug, I placed the plants into plastic bags an labeled them. I knew I would need that information when it was time to plant. I am so glad I did that, it made it so much easier when I got home and started planting. I wanted the tall flowers in certain places and also wanted a color contrast between the flowers.
I was so determined to do the project for FREE and am proud to say we did. Everything in filling in nicely and starting to bloom. I hope to get the other side of the deck landscaped this fall, but if not it will be on my to-do-list for next Spring.
Next time you want a new flower variety, ask around I bet someone you know has it and would be willing to give you a cutting. Most gardeners are very generous and enjoy sharing their plants. This was such a nice experience for me that I decided to pay it forward. I put a note on Facebook asking if anyone needed strawberry plants and herbs. I got a reply right away. Not only did I thin mine out (and they needed it) but I made someone else happy. It is a great feeling.