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Topic by nate22 posted 10-07-2013 01:42 PM 2367 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2013 01:42 PM

I am going to make two flower beds that will have three levels to them. One flower bed I am going to put all mums. With a variety of colors. The other flower bed I’m not sure what flowers to put in it. I was throwing the idea around of having water go down from the top to the bottom. Do you guys think it would work and do you have any ideas how to do it. Any ideas would help. I will post pictures as I do it.

-- Nathan, Middlebury, In.

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10-08-2013 05:46 AM

Will these beds be terraced on a slope? I am definitely not an expert on growing flowers or water features, but I have a few ideas. I would put taller plants in the back and shorter plants in front. As mums are perennials, I would plant all perennials so that you don’t have to dig in the soil and disturb the roots before you can even see the mums in the spring. Hardy mums go really well with spring bulbs because they don’t compete. You have beautiful color from your bulbs in spring and then wonderful color from the mums in the autumn. You might need to chose plants that will bloom in the summer if you want year-round color. In between our bulbs and mums, I have Zebrina malva, Shasta Daisies and Missouri primrose. Our mums and malva are blooming now and I do enjoy their cheerful color that lasts even when the leaves are all down.

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10-08-2013 06:43 PM

Radicalfarmergal thanks for the information. The flower beds won’t be on a slope. They will be on flat ground. I will post pictures as I do it. I probably won’t start it though till next spring.

-- Nathan, Middlebury, In.

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11-05-2013 08:10 PM

so how did this turn out ?

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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09-25-2014 06:14 AM

It is a great idea to make flowers bed it is very different types of creation. I am thinking that after making flower bed will looking awesome. To make this we need lots of different kinds of flower. can we create in our home? so that it will include in home decor things.

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