Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Finishing up with the bed...

 Thrifty Thursday takes place each Thursday and is hosted by Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville,
I believe this belongs in Thrifty Thursday cause I saved a bundle doing the job myself...

It's Vintage Thingie Thursday over at Colorado Lady's place...don't forget to go by and tell Suzanne how much you appreciate her sponsoring it for us...
Vinatage item is the old iron bed I used for a trellis...
A few weeks ago I told y'all about buying an old iron bed that I was going to use in my yard as a trellis, you can read about it here...

I told y'all that I plan to use the head part for a cover up in front of our gas tank, well I have finally gotten around to getting it put together...actually I had to wait till the round up I used to get rid of the old wild rose and other stuff that was grown around the tank had wore off.. Tuesday Morning I got up and decided it was time..first I took up the old walk stepping stones and used a mold to pour a new walk way...
 I started out by doing a lot of shovel work, had to half way level the area I wanted to pour the paves out. It was a slow go also, I only had one mold so I had to pour one let it set up for about an hour and them carefully lift it up and move it to the next area.
I finally got the three sections poured..woo, that was hot dirty work.
You can see a hint of the flower bed in the back ground, nothing done there until Weds.
Weds morning I started putting in the flower bed after cementing the bed to the ground. It isn't quite as wide as the gas tank but I plan to put an Azalea on each side...
ChiChi was enjoying the sun shine...
 I put Ivy in the back of the bed to grow up on the trellis and hopefully hide the gas tank, I know when it gets bigger I will have to keep it trimmed but that's an easy job...
 I loaded the bed with several different kinds plants that has purple blooms and added a few pink petunias
after mulching the bed I raked and leveled out the yard around both projects and added new grass seed.
I still need to add some border on each side of the path and am going to put some Azealias on the right side between the walk way and the pump house.
I'm thinking I might add a few more sections to the path and make it longer...we'll see.


  1. Wow, Molly ... I love your path! That was a lot of hard work, and it looks great. I like your new flower bed, too, and it's a perfect place for the old iron bed. I wish I had your energy!

  2. I can't wait to see it all grown! It will be lovely! Thanks for sharing

  3. I think it looks great. As the flowers get bigger everything will come together wonderfully.

  4. I tell, you Molly Girl---You Do BEAT ALL!!

    What hard work, and how beautifully it was done. I think the sight of that dolly with the concrete and all that prospective labor might have just sent me into the house to stay.

    What a showpiece that's going to be, and I'm so glad you chose lavender as part of it---my three plants from year-before-last greened up really early this year, and I just love walking by and touching their velvet to drift that lovely scent into the air.

    That was SOME job you did, and I hope you're not "stove up" today!!


  5. What an awesome project! You're taking an eyesore and making it interesting and unique!
    Love it all!

  6. Molly, first of all I am so impressed you thought of that and did that heavy work all by yourself. I have never seen those frames for concrete.

    And in a short while the propane tank will be hiden - more pictures then is a must.

    Love it and appreciate your hard work.


  7. It looks terrific. It will be great when the vines cover the trellis.

  8. I hope your vines grow fast. That's a great idea for a trellis!!

  9. Great idea - it will look great when it fills in.

  10. I just love your flower "bed" idea! That's going to look wonderful when it all grows up.

  11. What a GREAT job! I've seen those molds and love how that is turning out for you. The propane tank...the hallmark of country living, lol...I really like your cover-up garden :)


  12. This is going to look fabulous once the plants grow up! Brilliant idea! What alot of work you did-love the walk way.

  13. This is a great idea!!! Happy VTT!

  14. Molly,
    I'm totally exhausted just reading along..great grief woman,where did you get that energy??????
    It's going to be gorgeous when the ivy begins to climb...and the walkway is amazing. I just love what you've done.. Happy VTT...

  15. HI Molly,

    That is hard labor! And it will and continue to "pave" off! Well done! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    Leigh, Bloggeritaville

  16. What a great second life for that iron bed!!!! I can't wait to see how it looks all full of flowers! Keep us posted! :)

  17. Wow...good for you! This is really inspiring! :)

  18. Great idea - it looks lovely! You should paint the gas tank yellow and pretend it's a submarine, like in the Beatles song!

  19. Wow, that was alot of work, and I'm exhausted! That little garden looks lovely already, and it's only going to get better once the ivy gets going. I especially love that path that you created. I've always wanted to try using those molds, and making a little path. Now I can see that they really work, and look great too!
    Happy VTT!


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