Isn't this the cutiest Flower Bed you ever saw? This bed which was a find in a garage sale is made out of heavy cast iron. It has been painted white with paint to protect it from rusting. The bottom of the bed has cast iron round poles all the way across to hold up the flower bed. Then a wood frame was made out of 2 x 6 water treated planks to fit the bed like a mattress around the edge. On the bottom of the wood frame is wire mesh to hold the dirt and let the water flow through. I have planted purple petunias as the pillow, when they start to grow they will puff up and look like a pillow. For the blanket on the bed, I have planted Two-Row Stonecrop (Sedum Spurium). They grow about 6" tall and blooms in the summer with clusters of pink flowers. When in bloom and when the petunias are full, it looks like a pillow and blanket! On the ground I have planted ground cover which blooms with white flowers in the summer. I have it cut out round so that it looks like a rug under the flower bed!
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