Saturday, August 26, 2017

After and before



Late Summer (Above) vs. Early Spring (Below)






Late Summer (Above) vs. Early Spring (Below)


What a difference a couple of months make.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30+ year old Bridal Veil hedge.


Our Bridal Veil  hedge is more than 30 years old.

This morning it is in full bloom.  it is more than 7 ft. tall.  See our neighbor's garage and 2-story house right behind it. 



Last year I noticed it was looking "tired" so I cut it back to
5 ft. high and cut off all the long branches.

In other words I gave it a severe haircut.


I was nervous, but that was exactly what it needed!

This year it looks the best it has in years.


Perfection.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The crabapples of spring.


We have three crabapples.  Two pink in the backyard and a white in front.
They bloom at different times.

The pinkest and youngest blooms first.  The lighter pink is just starting to bloom.

The white will bloom next week.

Two of them were here when we moved in.  That is almost 30 years ago.
One of our crabs where dead, so we planted the pinkest one to replace it.


You can see how warm the winter was by how green and lush 
the ivy is this early.

Our neighbor has a huge forsythia right behind our fence.
It looks great with the pinks.


The king ferns are just starting to pop out of the ground.  That whole area near the potting shed will be covered with ferns
later in the summer.