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…


flower bed feature pic

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!

flower bed step 1

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!

flower bed step 2

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!

flower bed step 3

The next step was to plant the flowers.  I chose varigated impatients because there is a great deal of shade in this area.

flower bed step 4

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.

flower bed feature pic

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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