Well we came up with a plan for our raised beds. We found these . . .
at Home Depot for $2 each. We needed 18 of them. This was much cheaper than buying boards or anything else we came up with. But, beeing the busy bee that I am, I couldn't leave well enough alone and I thought they needed some embellishing.
Our house is this lovely taupey/gray color, the trim is ivory and the windows and most of the doors are black. (Our front door is red.) I believed with all my buzzin' heart that these boards needed to be painted black. So we bought some cheap exterior paint in black from HD. I then watered it down about so it was half water and half paint.
They look so much nicer. While I had all the supplies out I painted a bench we had too. It will also become a part of Sweet Bee Cottage's Kitchen Garden.
I'm also trying to persuade Worker Bee that we should string some lights across the beds for a little more ambiance.
Tomorrow we finish assembling them and start filling in with topsoil and some amendments. Now we are planning what veggies, herbs, and flowers will fill up our kitchen garden.
Whoa! Those look crooked. No need to straighten your computer.
Don't forget, tonight's the last night to enter my 122nd post giveaway! Just enter by commenting on that post. You can go there by clicking on the picture on my sidebar. I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow morning. (Spring Break, don't you know! No school!)
Now I better go finish scrubbing black paint out from underneath my fingernails.
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