The school age kids had a field trip coming up this summer where they were going to a garden center and learn how to make a vertical garden. Their teacher asked if I would help with the garden construction. “Sure,” I blithely said, not realizing that I had no idea how to do it.
Well, the time was getting closer, so I quick looked up how to do it. “Wrap a pallet in landscaping fabric.” Well, that seems easy as pie. So I did. But I did it wrong – there was no support underneath. Dang it!!!! I moved a board around, put some more fabric on….. and ran out of staples.
I brought the staples the next day but didn’t get around to putting more in….. and days went by……
The morning that I came in to fix it up, it turned out that the children had gone to the garden center the day before. Dang it!!!!!!
So, I took the beautiful vertical garden that the children had so lovingly planted that had a TON of dirt pushing out the landscape fabric on the back and straining the smattering of staples and re-did it. Dang it!!!!!
Dig dig dig. (Watch out for roots.)
Dump dump dump.
I took pieces of lattice and cut them – wrong the first time – then wrapped them in fabric and put them inside the pallet to support the dirt. Then I re-planted the sedums.
Here it is in photos:
A job that I thought would take half an hour took over an hour! Stupid plants. Stupid me.