Memorial Day Exhaustion
Here's the part that I really hated! The bushes in the front were basically some sort of sticker shrubs that became naked sticks when you cut them back. They got over grown and were just not pretty. There was also a big bare spot in the back left corner where 2 bushes had died. We dug them up to get rid of the brown ugliness, but never did anything to replace them.
Here's my sweet father-in-law with our Caroline. He dug up all of those terrible sticker shrubs and conditioned and tilled our flower bed for us! YES! He deserves a steak dinner, a trip to the spa and anything else we can dream up as a reward. He, and my mother-in-law, helped us TREMENDOUSLY!
And here's the finished project! We planted a Crepe Myrtle and some other shrubs that will fill in nicely but not overwhelm the space.
And here's the after:
Wow! I love it!! Now we have to stain it. Any suggestions?
Well, needless to say, it was a productive Memorial Day weekend!! We were too tired and sunburned to go to the cookout we were invited to, but at least we got something done! :) Thank goodness for our sweet family who will give blood, sweat and tears for the sake of a better looking yard too!