In an earlier post you saw the progress I made with my butterfly hummingbird garden.
This post I'm going to show you what I did with my dahlias and #peonies.
Last year we had gotten a bunch and I mean a bunch of garden timbers that we were going to use for borders around the gardens in the front. That turned out to be a bad mistake since our snowplow guy dug them right up in the winter and even screwed up the front steps.
So I had to figure out what to do with all those garden timbers. I also had to figure out where I was going to put my dahlias.
I started thinking and said why not make raised beds with these garden timbers. I mean how hard can it be...right.
So I built one and dang it came out real good! I stacked them 3 high added some support pieces on the inside and lined it with black plastic to keep the dirt in and to prevent weeds. I did poke some holes on the bottom to allow for drainage, but after it was all done I realized maybe the plastic wasn't such a good idea. Live and learn right.
I also found these two plastic whiskey barrels for $20 bucks which was a great deal and filled each them and the raised bed with some good garden soil and compost. Added my #dahlias and seeded in some cosmos and love in the mist which are starting to pop up.
After I moved the rest of the bags of mulch I added my peonies. I had one little problem with the large peony, while digging the hole I ran into ledge. See our house is built on a rock ledge, which is the case for a lot of homes here in Maine. Anyway I hope the #peony has enough space to spread the beautiful roots.
In the mean time...….