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    Salvage project. (Rock wall)

    I recently demolished an old concrete pool deck and poured another during a recent pool renovation job for one of my customers. I salvaged some of the smaller pieces and made a small rock wall and planter box next to my pool. Now I have to fill it with dirt and plant something there. I'm not a very good stone mason, but it was a fun project.
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    Re: Salvage project. (Rock wall)

    Looks pretty good to me
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    Nice!!
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    And I love that walkway to the deck, keeps grass and other stuff out of the pool. Fill the bottom half of that with gravel for drainage.
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    Re: Salvage project. (Rock wall)

    Looks great
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    Re: Salvage project. (Rock wall)

    Thanks folks! Now I have to get busy laying some sod and that part of the yard will be finished.

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    Re: Salvage project. (Rock wall)

    I like it a lot! Now as someone said, fill the stone planter about 1/2 full with broken clay pots, river rock, even broken up chunks of old concrete to help with drainage, then use a good potting soil mix to fill the rest. Plant 2 to 3 varieties of flowers in your planter. Choose colors by how much WOW you want. If you want to really catch people's eyes, then pick 2 colors to work with from oposite sides of the color wheel like blue and orange together, or yellow and purple together. For a look that is a little easier on the eye choose colors adjacent to each other on the wheel in softer tones. One of my favorite combos are pinks and purples with an accent touch of yellow to catch the eye. Personally, I love vines and would plant a purple Jackmanni clematis http://www.bogront.no/garthe/bilder/...manni_stor.jpg to grow up the cedar fence wall on the right side of the planter. Next I would fill the planter with red wave petunias.
    http://www.burpee.com/images/product...d000315_lg.jpg The wave petunias have a trailing habit that will spill over the edge of your planter and cascade down the sides. If the idea of a little yellow is appealing, I'd consider a yellow lantana
    http://www.parkswholesaleplants.com/...cky-Yellow.jpg worked into the wave petunias at a ratio of about 1 lantana for every 3 wave petunia seedlings. That would really highten the drama. During the whole growing season mix miracle grow into your regular watering session every 1-2 weeks. Heavy bloomers like wave petunias need lots of food to look their best.

    There is only one thing I love more than my pool and that is my flowers! Whatever you plant, its going to be lovely and I can't wait to see pictures next year of what you decide to do with it. Great job so far!
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