Monday, November 7, 2011

Our little box is a naked box.

Today the tree trimmers came to prune up the dogwood in front and the cedar in back. I think I've established that I don't know what I'm doing when I prune, so I hired out. While they were here they took away the rhodies and the azalea.

Before

Ta-da!


Before

Oh shit.

I had a moment of panic when I saw the cedar (so naked! where are her petticoats!?) but I'm getting used to it now. The plants underneath are all shade-loving plants but I think they'll be okay. They'll get a little more water this winter and the fence should get a little more sun, which means it might not rot as quickly.

The guy pruned up the andromeda (Pieris japonica, just to the right of the bamboo) after I told him I wanted to rip it out. He basically told me that I was crazy and that it just needed to be prettified. And I think maybe that silly hippy was right.


I guess we should get rid of that huge dirt pile (which I call "the neighborhood cat toilet") that formed while I was digging the rain garden. Next week the guys come to grind out the stumps and I will officially have a clean slate out front. Hooray!

3 comments:

  1. And so your homeowner gardening journey begins with a clean slate...now all winter to dream of filling your canvas. Happy visioning!
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  2. And so your homeowner gardening journey begins with a clean slate...now all winter to dream of filling your canvas. Happy visioning!

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  3. Loree/danger gardenDecember 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    I think it's rare that hired hit men actually talk you into keeping something you've mentioned thinking about getting rid of, and even do a nice job of pruning to boot! Good find.

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