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In other news, Felicia and her foxy pups have been around A LOT, wreaking chaos and havoc in my lovely backyard. Honestly, I loved them being in the garden because no one could really see the awful mess they can make. The backyard? Well, that's an entirely different story which doesn't quite make me so happy. It's little wonder why Felicia looks so emaciated. Those pups are like wild Indians!
Last week I was finally able to get a landscape crew over here and get some much needed landscaping done out in front of our house. It's amazing what you can do with $600.00. The difference is truly eye-popping. Furthermore, I did the design all by myself which leads me to believe that I might have missed my calling in life. I can't believe I used to pay someone to do that for me, when I actually had it in me all the time.
Yes, the old wall of ivy had seen better days and had to go.
So, I planted four new Elaeagnus bushes but it will take a few years to catch up with the others. In order to keep the eye from noticing that, I bought two large planters and 2 Hibiscus trees. This way, when winter comes I can move the trees indoors. You know. Indoors, where I will probably kill them by way of ignoring them. Otherwise they would surely die. I had them line the bed with Lirope and then plant some Caladiums for a few pops of color.
We also added a couple of dozen plants to the bed in front of our circle driveway and spiffed up the flowerbed under the living room window. I also had the guys thin out my raised planter full of day-lilies then had them plant them in the backyard. That was one job I was not going to do and it was way past due. I then had them plant 10 large red Geraniums in with the day-lillies for some additional color. Also, we'd planted 3 new ornamental pear trees back in the spring and one had already died, but since they were guaranteed by the nursery, I also had them replace the dead tree.
So, things are really looking up here in Snooty Land......