Well, my plan for a Prim Rose garden bed came to fruition in one day, and I will sleep well tonight. My Amish friends made me a smaller garden bed; they charged a very reasonable $75; I went to pick it up today and got it into the rear of my hardy SUV.
I placed it to the left of the memorial garden bed, went out to the pasture, got a massive bucket of rocks, and then cut up some twigs above the stones to put on the bottom for air and drainage.
I shocked Maria by getting out the drill and boring eight holes in the bottom for drainage. I poured two heavy bags of garden bed soil into the bed.
Then I took out my two bags of Prim Rose seeds and planted them in three long rows – two different kinds – and then gently watered the bed.
I can’t wait to see them grow (maybe I should read the packets to see how long it will take. I have patience issues. I like my garden bed complex, I think I’m slowly and steadily learning to be a real gardener.