Happy Memorial Day! I hope your day is full of cookouts, family and friends. Let’s not forget the ones who gave all they have to protect our freedom.
Happy Memorial Day!
Today we’re celebrating the day with our favorite vet, my father!
Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly worked on new flower beds for my herringbone deck. If you haven’t seen my deck you can view the post at Two Level Pallet Deck and Pallet Countertops a Herringbone Deck Addition.
It all started with a few pallets and an old section of fence.
After ripping the fence and pallets apart, I used the reclaimed wood to build flower boxes around the deck.
I filled the boxes with leftover pallet pieces, cardboard, leaves and sod. I buried pieces of wood left from a few projects and anything unusable from this years garden.
Did you miss the first garden post? Go to Garden Post to see how it all began.
I then ordered a dump truck of topsoil from the local nursery. Over the next few hours my girls and I carried the dirt using buckets to slowly fill the flower boxes.
I originally planned to fill the flower boxes to the top with dirt but decided to only fill them party way for right now. Next year, I will order in more dirt and compost to fill the boxes after this years dirt settles. Besides, I needed some dirt for the garden too. Ordering two loads this year would be just to much to fast.
One of my daughters spent a few hours staining the boxes using Behr stain to match the deck. I’m so glad she loves to paint and stain.
We visited the local nursery to pick out this years flowers.
We bought vintage stock mix and petunias in pink and purple.
Next year, I plan to refill with dirt and buy perennials for the boxes. I may even add a few herbs. But, this will do for now. By next year the topsoil and all of the goodies underneath will have settled and started to decay. Everything should be in great shape to add something more permanent.
Like the flower boxes? Pin the photo above.
I’m loving the new addition to the deck. Who doesn’t love flowers?
Stop back next week for a garden update. It’s planted and ready to go. Hope to see you then.
I’m sharing this creation with a few amazing parties!