With spring in the air, we have been spending lots of time outside enjoying the nice weather. Have you??? Along with the nicer weather, we also get lots of green growing everywhere. I love this time of year!!! But along with the beautiful flowers and green grass, we also get weeds and plants that need trimming to look even better.
And because I have to remind you of what our house looked like when we bought it
Then last year after redoing the light pole. Which reminds me that we really need to add some new shutters…
OK now we can get back to the story. One afternoon we were doing some yard work, Eric was pulling weeds that always grow by the big pine tree. And I was working on the front flower bed trimming the plants. If you remember, we gave our flower beds a makeover last year. I decided to downsize the spiky plants again because they were starting to take over. I started to remove the leaves at the base of the plant and making it one plant again.
I asked Eric to help me decide what parts of the plant to keep and to help remove the unwanted parts. And someone was a little to strong when removing the plant and the whole plant was removed… And this did not happen once but twice.
After some laughter, we decided this was a sign that it time to remove the spiky plants because we have been talking about replacing them with a different plant. The roots for these plants are crazy but not very strong, it took us awhile to remove all the roots. Here is what our house looked like after:
We decided to replace the two plants with ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood, the same plant that we planted in our backyard, it should only grow 2′-3′.
And here is our front flower bed today with the two new plants.
If you are wondering, we will be replacing the other one next year because we did not want to spend lots of money on plants this year. Plus did you notice anything different in the picture??? Yes, the red wreath is gone because it is not Christmas anymore. But we removed our old screen door and are in the process of adding a new screen door to the front!
A couple of our projects lately have happened to come across some “oops”, like over the weekend a window got broken… Don’t worry no one was hurt and it was not one of our newer windows, we were planning on replacing it, now it will just have to happen sooner. Anyone else having some “oops ” happen during a project that creates another project?