My new flowerbed.

kittywhiskersAugust 23, 2013

I just finished making this today. It will look better in the spring with new growth instead of the old dying leaves. I will cut them back in Oct.
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glenda_al

Neat!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 6:31PM
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mary3444

Looks great. A new way to use tires.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 6:34PM
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kittywhiskers

I hope it keeps the grass out. I put double thickness of weed barrier on the bottom of the tires.
The tall thing in the middle is my forsythia bush.
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    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:27PM
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Georgysmom

Now that's recycling at its best.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:39PM
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bee0hio

Cool! Are those irises in the tires?
I once saw a pic on the web of a "wall" of tires, stacked & offset only 2-3 high, that were painted multi bright colors with flowers planted in them. It was well done too. Here's a pic of one:

Here is a link that might be useful: Tires as flower pots

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 8:01PM
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minnie_tx

looks good and I like the colors

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 8:13PM
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kittywhiskers

BeeOHIO that is sort of like the one that I got my idea from. Yes they are iris. I had them planted right where the tires are now but they were so full of grass that I was afraid they were going to die out.
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    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:19PM
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littlebit_gw

Kittywhiskers, If you dug up and replanted the irises, I would go ahead and trim the leaves back now. I wouldn't wait until Oct. I love your new flowerbeds. Hopefully it will keep the grass out, but sometime I think I am growing grass and the iris just pop up around them. I just dug an entire bed of over 300 irises, just to get the weeds out! Now I have the huge task of replanting them in the next couple of days.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:47PM
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bee0hio

Littlebit, is it ok to go ahead & cut back the iris leaves now, even if you haven't dug up/replanted them? I have some that I would like to go ahead & cut off it won't affect next yrs bloom.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:54PM
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jemdandy

Oh, the cats will love it!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 11:41PM
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terri_pacnw

Yes, they will be okay to cut back..I usually cut mine to about 4" from the rhizome..Did you leave a bit of the rhizome's top uncovered? They like their little "heads" bare. ;) They flower better...

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:14AM
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jannie

Very nice.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 8:24AM
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jannie

Very nice.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 8:28AM
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blfenton

What a neat idea! I'm not much of a gardener but that's a great way to bring interest to a simple garden. (I'm not saying yours is simple I'm just saying for added interest to my simple garden)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:51AM
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jel48

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:16PM
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susanjf_gw

I just saw this done..it's so colorful and recycling, too!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 6:18PM
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