At Last!

Here are a few pictures from last weekend’s craziness…B.T (before tree)

Nik and I, hard at work – note my rockin’ hat!
 

And here’s the tree – with all the tennis kids on our porch in the background!

This is some of what we had to work on after we finished our mammoth yard work day.

And a few other yard pictures:
I cut out a huge yucca plant from this section because I didn’t like it and have pansies in there now for a place holder until I figure out what else to plant there.  I’d like to get rid of that whole section of grass and have it be a long flower bed.  But that’s for another summer!

This bush mostly annoys me because it’s not that attractive for most of the year.  But in the spring it does this and it’s gorgeous.  That makes it hard to get rid of!

And finally, as promised, here’s the hydrangea bush that got chopped down by the kids.  Granted, most of what they chopped off did need to come off because it was dead.  But there were definitely a lot of green leaves that got cut off too!  I still need to cut off more dead branches and hopefully it will recover.

And finally, finally, isn’t my new necklace pretty?  Tina made it for me – the fresh water pearls are from a necklace that Nik’s grandmother gave her, from Jerusalem.  I love wearing it.

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2 Responses to At Last!

  1. nutmeggmama says:

    Eric and I really think your necklace is beautiful.We are confused about the kids chopping down the hydrangea. We haven’t heard about that. Way to go with the trees. It looks lovely. The hat is certainly rockin.  Hat’s off to you.

  2. Aunt Zona says:

    Well, here’s what I think…I love fresh water pearls, and they are lovely in that necklace and on your neck.Your hydrangea will be fine.  Just do a little research before it is next pruned.  Not whacked at.  Pruned.Keep the azalea.  It’s worth it for the spring color.  Plant pretty things around it and let it be a backdrop the rest of the year.Kudos on the new tree.  It looks well placed and happy – well done!  I love maples and have planted several around the house here.Do I really get to see you in two weeks?  Wow, way cool.  Artichokes 101, here we come – yum!I wear gardening hats too.  With big brims.

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