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.
Looks great. A new way to use tires.
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.
Now that's recycling at its best.
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
looks good and I like the colors
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.
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.
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.
Oh, the cats will love it!
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...
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)
I just saw this done..it's so colorful and recycling, too!