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New Flower Bed

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Summer is winding down, and my computer situation is all fixed, so time to start blogging again.

I’ve been unhappy with the back yard. It just needed something. I thought about a patio, but after having my ideas priced out, I realized that wasn’t a good option. Also, I wanted to stick with a natural look. I had been expanding the beds around the trees, but they still just seemed undersized. Finally I decided to connect all of the beds together.

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I also added different sections of stepping stones. The Great Outdoors recently starting stocking these great aggregate stones in various shapes/sizes.

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The turkeys flew over the fence to  critique my mulching technique.

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Of course Carl wasn’t to be left out of the fun.

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I’m also edging out the iris bed to fully enclose the grass.

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This section still needs to be weeded and stepping stones added.

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New bed from another angle.

Plants in the new bed so far: Royal Red Butterfly Bush (which is not red – but purple), coneflowers, mint marigold, firecracker fern, red salvia, new gold lantana, bat-face cuphea, betony

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