Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shrubbery, Part 2

"We want...A SHRUBBERY!" --the Knights who say Nee,
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Our newly de-shrubbed areas around the front of the house now have new shrubs, as of last Sunday. We were originally going to put crape myrtles in the bed by the front door and abelias along the front of the house, but while goofing along in Home Depot looking at all their shrubbery, we changed our minds. Now we've got African daisies by the front door and golden euonymus along the front of the house--lots of happy yellow. We also bought a red Gerbera daisy for a pop of color in the liriope bed along the front porch. It turned out pretty well. Also, the fescue we had seeded in all the shady, bare spots in the front yard is beginning to put out tiny, fine grasses, so the yard should look better this year.

Here's some nice color for ya. The fellow in the first pic is our across-the-street yardman; he came over to check out our work--after A. had dug nine holes for the new plants, of course.

Yes, that is indeed Sister A. wearing a Pioneer Woman sun bonnet. I bought it for her year before last, I think, from a woman on eBay who makes them. A's skin gets weird in the sun--it's like she's allergic to it. And this after a lifetime of gardening! So that's why she's all covered up.

Here are some close-ups of the purty flowers.  :)


Alley said...

Our yard will be beautimous this year!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

A shrubbery!!!
We love that line!!
It's looking good!