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My new flowerbed.

Posted by kittywhiskers (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 18:26

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.
Kittywhiskers


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Neat!


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Looks great. A new way to use tires.


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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.
Kittywhiskers


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Now that's recycling at its best.


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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


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looks good and I like the colors


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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


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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.


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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.


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Oh, the cats will love it!


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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...


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Very nice.


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Very nice.


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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)


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Very pretty!


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


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