04-23-2013, 12:57 PM
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  • mikeperry
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New flowerbed (6.3m x1.6m / 20½feet x5¼feet) running along one edge of driveway...

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Laying out "curved" back edge of new flowerbed



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New flowerbed dugout. Next step, installing edging & back filling to grade with compost...



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Mini trench excavated along front edge of new flowerbed



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Mini trench along front edge of new flowerbed back filled with sub-base material



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Concrete edging installed along front edge of new flowerbed



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Steel edging installed along back edge of new flowerbed



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New flowerbed back filled to grade with compost. Final stage, planting out...



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12 Plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery for new flowerbed

Fingers-crossed I will get new flowerbed planted out this coming weekend...

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 04-23-2013, 01:30 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing those plants at their fullest in the new flowerbed. Smile

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 04-23-2013, 03:42 PM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations, it's coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing it completed!

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 04-23-2013, 04:37 PM
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You do nice work!

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 04-23-2013, 06:51 PM
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Nice turn out and neat work. P. Allen Smith would be proud.

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 04-23-2013, 08:03 PM
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Great work, Mike, and looking forward to see the final results!

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 04-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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nice job, Mike ! your lawn looks Great ! the last time my lawn looked that good, there were buffaloes out there a`grazin' on it ! Biggrin

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 04-23-2013, 09:10 PM
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The work folks put into their yards is simply amazing. Hell, there are times I just want to gas and torch my lawn to be rid of the bother of simply mowing. Tongue

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 04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
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(04-23-2013, 09:10 PM)Arcadies Wrote: The work folks put into their yards is simply amazing. Hell, there are times I just want to gas and torch my lawn to be rid of the bother of simply mowing. Tongue

Me too! but then I think of the dirt and mud I'd be tracking in and the thought leaves almost as quickly as it arrives.

I don't do ornamental flowers, only vegetables, or edible flowers. If I can't eat it, or if it doesn't add to my edibles in some way, I don't put it into my garden.

I appreciate those gardens that aren't that frugal though.

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 04-24-2013, 09:26 AM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Blush

Steven, I sheepishly admit I'm a bit of a lawn snob as far as my lawn goes. I take some sort of weird pride in having a nice looking (far from perfect) lawn...

To keep the cost down I bought "small" plants, but fingers-crossed in 2 to 3 months time it should begin to look reasonable...

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 04-30-2013, 10:15 AM
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(04-24-2013, 09:26 AM)mikeperry Wrote: To keep the cost down I bought "small" plants, but fingers-crossed in 2 to 3 months time it should begin to look reasonable...

Sunday I got the new flowerbed planted out with Missouri natives...

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 04-30-2013, 10:20 AM
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It's looking great, Mike. Can't wait to see another photo in a few months.

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 04-30-2013, 03:31 PM
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Very interested in seeing updated pics.

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 05-14-2013, 09:48 AM
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Was amazed (in a good way) to see this this morning on way to school bus stop with Alpha son...

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Shining Blue Star putting out a flower (in newly installed flowerbed)

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 05-14-2013, 10:18 AM
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That bed will soon look great. Nice job.

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 05-29-2013, 08:27 AM
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Front garden, flowerbed planted out with Missouri natives, one month on from completion...

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 07-01-2013, 11:26 AM
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Front garden, flowerbed planted out with Missouri natives, two months on from completion...

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 07-01-2013, 11:49 AM
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It's coming along nicely, Mike. Smile

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 07-01-2013, 05:26 PM
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  • Johnny
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Looking good there Mike. Seeing all that hard work makes me think of one of my favorite bands.

Blood, Sweat, & Tears

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 07-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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Thank you gents Smile

It's starting to fill in and look better (IMHO), fingers-crossed by this time next year it should look really good...

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