In part 1 I posted about my first bed that I created after my sod project. This post is about my next bed project. This one is bigger than the previous and took a little more work.
This bed has my autumn blaze red maple tree as an anchoring point. The tree is located a few feet off a rock wall that separates my lawn from my garden area. I planted three more red double knockout roses behind the tree and a few feet off the wall. I then moved a three piece bird bath in the center of the bed and planted red begonias encircling around the bird bath. I am starting to get bit by the landscaping bug and I am looking for other projects to work on.
Here is the bed after I laid my sod
Here is a front shot of the bed after I planted the roses,
moved the bird bath, and mulched with straw.
Here is a side shot along the rock wall.
Here is a kid's play scoop I found while digging for the roses. This is the third time since I have lived in the house that I have found toy artifacts from previous owners. I always think it is cool to imagine a young child similar to my daughter's age playing in the dirt 40 years ago.
Here is the bird bath after I planted the red begonias around it. This bird bath is made up of three pieces with three sea horses forming the bottom base, a shell forms the top, and a praying angel rests on top. This is a very special item because it was my grandmothers for many years and she let me have it. It is very heavy and has to be at least 50 years old. I love the weathered look it has.
Finished bed after planting begonias.
Front shot of finished bed. In a few years the roses
should grow to 3-4 feet and fill in the back wall.