Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring Cleaning

If you've ever been to my house, you may understand the overwhelming prospect of trying to keep the landscaping neat and tidy.  Not only is there a ton of square-footage, but it is filled with old, overgrown plants.  Finally, this month, we had a major cleanup of the front yard.  I wish I'd taken a picture of the container the gardener and his helpers filled with the trimmings; it was an impressive sight.

Just for comparison's sake, here's a "before" photo of one section taken about a year ago (before clean-up, but also before another year's growth compounded the problem) followed by an "after" photo of how it looks now:

Hey look!  There's a dry creek under all that mess!  Fascinating!

There was more taken out (and in a quicker, less thorough way) than I'd have done myself, but it'll soon fill back in, I'm sure...just in time to be excavated when we begin our remodel. Hrm.
Wish I had a "before" picture for this area--such a difference!
Love this little pathway!
Melinda was sad to see her jungle taken away, but since she never made use of it, she has lost her right to an opinion on the matter. :)  Overall, I'm very's like my "To Do" list sunk exponentially in a singular Saturday.  Of course, now the trees need trimming. Sigh.


  1. Nice! I'm sure you have the neighbors wondering and talking.

  2. lovely...did you just replant the juniper elsewhere?