This Part 2 in a four part series documenting re-doing our flower bed in front of our house. Read Part 1
This spring, we continued working on the garden. Above is what it looked like last fall.
After the spring planting was done, our brother started ripping the boards (old railroad ties) out. He left us girls the really hard boards…the ones at the ends of the garden! The reason that they were so hard, was that we couldn’t really use the pick axe on them because they were close to the house. Instead we had to dig and pry with our hands. Oh, I haven’t mentioned that there are quarter-size spiders all over in this flower bed, have I?
The wood was dry (the soil is sandy in this spot, and the wood was also surface treated; both kept it from rotting quickly) and many of them crumbled. We got over one wheel-barrow load of the crumbled wood, and above are the boards that we were able to dig up whole!
If I remember correctly, the ties were three deep in the ground. Even though it was a lot of digging with the pick, it was fun. We were like miners digging into the earth with picks and shovels looking for the precious…uh, wood.
The day lilies recovered nicely from the transplanting last fall 🙂
Dad filled the gap in with dirt and smoothed the whole garden out nicely. If you look closely at the right bottom corner, you can see General’s paw prints 🙂
Now that the hard part was done, it was time to put the garden back together and plant some seeds!
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This Part 2 in a four part series documenting re-doing our flower bed in front of our house.