My Raised Bed

Raised bed - Alomngside my garage out back
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 16, 2008 6:47pm CST
This is my raised bed along side my garage out in my backyard. I have some Irises planted along with some Astillibes and some natural Minnesotan grasses growing here. They are all perenials coming back each year. As it was a nice day and warm I decided to do some weeding etc early morning before it got too warm for me. Do you have a raised flower bed like this at all? Did you get outside today at all? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 May 08
I walked to and from the car - does that count? It wasn't actually as hot as it has been because we had a little front blow thru yesterday, but I don't see any point in going outside if I can avoid it...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 May 08
That could be classified as exercise actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 May 08
Exercise!! How cool is that! Then what do you call the 2 hours I spent standing in front of a hot stove frying bacon and potatos?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 May 08
That would be called lazy or VERY hungry. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
21 May 08
I don't have a raised bed, but perennials to me is the way to go..and I'm always on the lookout for more.. Your raised bed is very attractive!
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• United States
21 May 08
..is that the famous gnome guy?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
22 May 08
It's MY famous gnome that was buried in snow this winter and that my son broke his arms and killed the frog as well as the wheelbarrow. But no, this is not the Travelocity Gnome. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
22 May 08
...sounds like he's got some 'miles' on him anyway! A little wear and tear..
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 May 08
My husbadn wants to do raised bad gardening, but he doesn't have the back to do it..
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 May 08
My neighbor has a HUGE veggie garden in back thats raised and about 3 times the size of my garden. I talked to him tonight and told him I am hiring him next year to dig mine and build it for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
18 May 08
Maybe next year I will turn the whole side of my house into a raised bed, it would look good, but would have to have plants that don't need a lot of watering because it is on the other side of the house, too much work to bring the hose over and it is the side that when it rains, it doesn't get really wet, the dry side...
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
17 May 08
I didn't get outside today for very long, it was a bit cold and windy.. I have a couple of raised flower beds near my front porch and they are all bursting forth with flowers that I planted years ago, forgot the name of them, plus flowers that were here when I moved in.. They are growing pretty well right now.. They too are periennels.. Have a great day..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 May 08
Are you planning on planting any more flowers in the future? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
17 May 08
Yes, I am but not sure what.. As soon as I get the time to do some transplanting, my "Green Thumbed" neighbor has a few that she is going to pass along to me.. She knows the name of them but I will have to write it down or I will forget.. Happy gardening to you..
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
18 May 08
No raised flower beds here. Just my raised garden. I showed you a pic of it last year, remember? If not, I can upload another for ya.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 May 08
I recall it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 May 08
Wild Bluebells in bloom - These Bluebells grow wild in my garden, there is a whole patch of them, this is just one patch of them.
That looks really nice, in fact the garden looks like it is very nice. We moved into our house nearly 3 years ago and have never done anything in the garden, we now have the money to get it done and it is being done in June, I cannot wait. We have some wild Bluebells that grow in our garden every year, when the garden is done then I want them saving and re planting over the other side of the garden, I am putting a pic of them on here that I took the other day. I love them, they are so beautiful.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
21 May 08
Thank you for BR xx
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
17 May 08
I don't have a raised flower bed, but I think that is something I might be able to do on the back garage. The ground has to be tilled up and have some topsoil mixed in.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 May 08
For my veggie garden area this year I dug it by hand and turned the soil by hand. Talk about back breaking work. Ugghh! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !~
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
17 May 08
No, I don't have a raised flower bed nor was I able to go out and enjoy the nice weather either since I had to work today. Though if it is nice one day this weekend I will have to cut the grass. UGGHHH, this is a weekly chore lately!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 May 08
I did my back yard and tomorrow I may do the front. If not then Sunday it gets mowed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
17 May 08
i would love to see your garden Grandpa Bob from all the bits I have read about it. This raised bed you are talking about sounds beautiful to me, how big is your garden it does sound enormous
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 May 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! All of our flowering plants are on clay pots and only the vegetables are planted directly in the soil. Unfortunately, I am just couped inside the house because it is raining so hard here and have strong winds. Typhoons have been visiting us day after day now. I hope the typhoon will rest away from us for awhile. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
17 May 08
Weather Map - Show's the cold front's coming in.
I live in a second floor condo,so I do not have a gardren.It was very cloudy and chilli here today.So,I did not stay out but a few minutes.I have arthritus and my joints starting hurting.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 May 08
I have not been outside yet today, but it is only 7 am. I have to go out later, but I am not sure if I will get any gardening done today. I like your raised bed. We do not have anything like that here. My sister did that once and it turned out pretty nice.