Friday, August 9, 2013

SHRUB CHANGES (tweaking?)

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..
(By me).



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.


10 comments:

Lynne said...

So . . . did you have to dig out the Holly . . . or did you have some help? I like the less crowded look . . . and plant choice.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Very nice landscaping and looks like very little maintinance now, just let'em grow :)

NanaDiana said...

That looks good- all cleaned up -fresh and new! Nice job-xo Diana

Susie said...

Missy, You did a great job clearing things up. I have never planted and rhododendrons . I love them when I see them..but have just never thought about it. Now you make me want one of my very own. :):)xoxo, Susie
p.s. I am going to check that site with the turkeys. :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We had to take a couple of bushes of the evergreen variety out at our last house. One was crowding out all the other bushes near it and the other was spreading out onto the sidewalk. I'm sure they looked nice there at one time but their eventual size was just never considered when the previous homeowner planted them. I don't like pulling living plants out of the ground, like trees or bushes but sometimes it's necessary for the sake of other plants to survive. I like what you have done. It's a much cleaner look. xox

Velva said...

When you get an opportunity to focus on landscape it is always a good feeling.

Velva

Kelly said...

That will look so pretty in the Spring! That pop of red will add a nice touch to the corner of the house. Those are hearty bushes.

Patricia said...

Hi, I saw your garden center post and now it's missing. From what I saw on the phone (small screen)... it looked really nice. One that I would love to explore around a bit. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Take care, P.

dan said...

You are always at work to get your garden better and better. That's why it is so beautiful!

Jody said...

Lovely! I'm quite envious, but put to shame, too. All the effort you've put into the loveliness is not "my thing" therefore, I do not have a lovely yard! 'Tis my fault, I just don't like to garden; but I do take pleasure in seeing beauty in other people's yards and am well aware of all the work to keep them that way!!