Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weekend Project

These are my neighbors roses. They are called Knock Out Roses. They are really beautiful and he said that they chop them down a lot. They smell good too. Sounded like a low maintenence plant to us.

The soil in this area is very poor. We fondly refer to it as "Tennessee Top Soil". AKA - rocks!

So we set out to build an appropriate planter.

83 blocks, 23 caps, 34 bags of "inhanced soil" and 11 bags of decorative rock (instead of mulch), 2 days, 3 people, 5 rose bushes later....AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT !!!!

I really LOVE it!



Greg said...

That looks really nice. Now just sit back and wait for your roses to bloom. And the next time you walk by your new planter, go ahead and pat yourself on the back!

The Calico Quilter said...

You did such a good job with the planter! But you are surely right about the "Tennessee topsoil"! The dirt around here hardens like adobe and the water runs right off. I'm sure the planter walls will help hold the water at the roots. Your roses will be beautiful.