It has always been a tradition in our family to plant flowers on Mother’s Day. I so look forward to our annual family trip to Larry’s Nursery to pick out hanging baskets for my porch and annuals for my pots and flower beds.
Last year I visited an estate sale right before Mother’s Day and scored an amazing brass headboard and footboard for $50.00. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it…
PLANT A REAL FLOWER BED!!!
I’m telling you that once you begin upcycling you will become addicted. You will see items in ways that you never imagined that you would. I can’t wait for my passion to become your passion!
I began this flower bed project by digging holes in the ground to hold the legs of the headboard and footboard. Technically, I actually let my boys do that.
Hello? It’s Mother’s Day!
Then I tilled up the dirt a bit and added some topsoil to ensure a good foundation for planting. I took care of that because, well….I wanted it done right!
The next step was to plant the flowers. I chose varigated impatients because there is a great deal of shade in this area.
I added some mulch to hold the water and that is it…super simple. All that is left is a good watering and a little time.
Wasn’t the flower bed beautiful? I cannot wait to plant it again this year! We have now have added another family tradition to the list…Plant a Mother’s Day Flower Bed and I love it!
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