The weekend was warm enough to work in the garden.
On Saturday, my wonderful husband finished creating the concrete pieces for our next planting bed. I spent a lot of time weeding and transplanting flowers that self seeded from areas I didn't want them to areas where they could grow. I planted pansies. Plus, I cleaned the grill. I've been wanting grilled marinated chicken breasts for a while.
On Sunday, we assembled the new planting bed. A forecasted cold front was headed our way so we got on it to beat the wind. We did!
There were a lot of concrete pieces to put in place. My WH loves a good puzzle. He had a great time deciding how to put the pieces together. A year ago, this area was still lawn.
I decided how much space to leave for the paths and marked them with yard sticks and my 18" board.
Due to the size of the planting bed, we put a few "foot sized" pieces about one step inside the bed spaced a pace apart. These will give me a place to step while I'm working with the plants.
I lost count how many wheel barrels of soil we put in the bed. Here's the first one.
The soil came from under the pile. I pulled aside the old plant matter to dig holes into the rich soil below.
While dumping one load of soil, I discovered a pupae. I believe it will be a hawk moth. I reburied it by some irises I had transplanted earlier.
Still need more soil.
As I dug holes for soil under the pile, I raked old plant material into each hole and moved over to dig another one.
Eventually, I leveled the whole area. The black plastic landscape edging is sitting around where my moon flower should regrow, or I'll plant more seeds there. My WH put the left over concrete pieces in the old fire wood ring we no longer need. Future project material?
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