Behind the maple tree are azaleas flanked on either side by Hollies.
The Holly on the left is crowded and the one on the right,
even though it looks good,
has to be pruned every 2-3 months to keep it looking like that..
This is what the space looked like after they were removed.
Because it was so hot this summer,
I took my time deciding what to put in the space by my front door.
Not too much time evidently.
I decided on a scarlet red Rhododendron.
There are lots of "Rhodies" around here and they seem to do well.