Then I decided to put a raised flower bed in front of the fire pit. For years I have wanted to grow tomatoes, but didn't have the time or energy to do it. I had a little extra money this summer and on a whim I decided to just do it. I went to the store, bought the wood , about 20 bags of dirt, and commenced on this somewhat simple project. After returning to the store a couple of times for more supplies the bed was done. Then came the cats. They thought that I had built them an extra large litter box. I tried sprinkling cinnamon, which failed after it rained. Then I decided to use chicken wire and lay on the beds. At this writing I am waiting to see what happens with the "poop" situation because I laid the chicken wire today. Again, I did this project by myself. Afterwards, I felt like I was going to die, but instead I lived to put in two tomato plants the next day.
Last but not least, I really like green and blue, especially cobalt blue. I have been collecting a few bottles to make a bottle tree of sorts. It is very popular here in the states. Initially I bought some dowels, cut them in half and placed the decorated bottles on top. I wasn't really crazy about the look. Last year I bought four metal trellis' for moon plants that I had in my flower bed at the time. This year I didn't plant them. The trellis sat there bare. I was laying in bed thinking about my garden and it struck me that I could hang them on the trellis'. When I hung the first one, I quickly added the rest. I had to decorate them of course! They give the garden a bit of color and maybe a little break from the ordinary garden look.