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IT'S EASY! Growning With Raised Flower Beds
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Dearest Gardeners:

Let's face there are some among us are starting to grow into our senior ages. Olders gardeners will experience some discomfort to ways they were used to gardening with bending and kneeling over our flower beds. However, there are no solutions to aging that I can give I know that many can still enjoy using raised flower beds. I reckon. ..

Raised beds sounds perfect for planting and handling your basic gardening of plants and blooming flowers. Not only are raised beds easy to use, they are so attractive to lawns and decor of your flowers. Most times you can select to have them made, make them yourself, or you can buy them in different sizes ranges in prices as low as $16.00 up to $200.00. Of course, the bigger they are the larger the prices.

What are the advantages of raised flowers beds?

Most of all they save your back from prolong bending and makes it easier for you to work in a standing position. Depending on high you'd like your own raised bed you can select one that better suits your fancy! Raised flower beds can be in a variety of shapes and you can if you choose have a raised bed garden. Shop around if your interested. Many are sold on line, and if you know a carpenter or you can tinker with building a raised bed you can make your own in the designs you admire. Most seniors enjoy raised beds especially if they experience back pain from stooping and bending. It's especially easy for anyone though. Of course, I leave it to your own decision.

And gardeners, since I'm about to take to the retirement life, I may be looking at a raised garden for my own landscaping. Yes, I may be looking at that. Who knows; retirement may be good for me, I think I'll have much on my plate.... like-- Books, aging, writing, aging, planting, aging, performing, again aging, growing, and aging, artworks, aging...Oops! I guess got "raised" up in thoughts! Du..ugh! I know you have your own things to do... "Never mind me, I'm turning into a aging old retiring lady bride..Smiles." Ha!! "What u laughing bout?"

I'm retiring!!!!

Hometown Memphis, Tennessee ...Go read it today! Hometown Memphis, Tennessee ...Go read it today!

So tell me; How does your gardens grow?
Mine grow with lots of love,
Love and harmony,

Posted By: MIISRAEL Bride
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 11:34AM
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Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 11:45AM
Growing and aging, yup. I've had an umm... heck of a time getting my tomatoes going this spring but they are proliferating now.
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 1:50PM
Steve Williams
This spring I had rose-breasted grosbeaks.
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:04PM
Steve Williams
Veggies gardeners here in Memphis are experiencing similar growth patterns. Local Farmer's markets have really been scarce on fresh veggies like tomatoes and greens. I think it's due to weather conditions.

And... what a beautiful bird!! All I see are flocks of Redbirds...:)
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:13PM
The weather has been odd this year. I put the tomatoes in mid may but it went below 50 for quite a few days after that, and lots of wind too that damaged them. The grosbeaks were just passing through, they were here for a day and a half but still a real treat.
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:24PM
Steve Williams
Do you feed them black oil sunflower seeds?
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:32PM
Steve Williams
Exactly, weather has been indifferent...if that's the word for it. :) Finally, your tomatoes will produce with this late Spring and coming Summer.

Ha! Nawh... I haven't been feeding them! They have had a great population growth during mating season. :) I reckon..

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:52PM
Yup, I reckon. Black oil sunflower seeds are magic if you want to see more of them ;)
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 5:13PM
Steve Williams
Sounds like a winner! Are the Black oil sunflower seeds sold in department stores? Just asking....just in case I would buy. But Steve being honest, those Redbirds are already having a poop party on my car! I still like looking out my window seeing them, and when I'm washing my car...I want to douse a couple times.
A few mocking birds are also around too. They are normally always seen around my way each year.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 5:34PM
I usually get them at hardware/feed stores, in 40 or 50 pund bags. Most any grocery store should have them in smaller sizes.
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 9:17PM
Steve Williams
By redbirds, if you mean cardinals, they love sunflower seeds.
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 9:21PM
Steve Williams
Okay thanks for the localities to buy the seeds...

I believed redbirds are in the cardinals family, but the are not exactly the same. The cardinals may be a bit larger in size as redbirds coats are a little brighter red than ones of a cardinal. Cardinals males have a high perch feather on top of their heads, as redbirds top head feathers appear more bushy. That question gets asked a lot, but it's believed they are closely related to the cardinal --but they are different flock. They do look a lot alike. Both are beautiful birds.
Thursday, June 16th 2016 at 8:51AM
Steve I \Googled / for an answer, and it appears from the information I gathered they are basically the same as cardinals. They have a variety of family. No wonder people get them confused, from what I could tell, there are very little differences.


Thursday, June 16th 2016 at 9:00AM
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