There are a variety of trees. Some of the trees planted too close to the house now hover over it like menacing giants. Or maybe I have just forgotten how tall trees are here, after living in the desert where the average tree was 12 feet tall.
There is a spruce tree, an oak and a holly tree on one side of the house.
Much of the yard has not been cared for in a long time. There has been very little pruning done. On the other side of the house there is a mixture of bushes all grown into one another that were up to the second story windows: azaleas, laurels, acubas. My husband trimmed them to their current height.
|mixture of laurel, azalea, and acuba bushes.|
I also discovered lots of false strawberry growing throughout the yard and lawn. It's become invasive, but since we are renting this place for just a while, I don't think I am going to worry about it.
Here is a photo of one of the coleus the deer chewed on under the cherry trees in front. I thought about buying some ferns or periwinkle to put under the trees when I was at the garden center yesterday. But I resisted since we won't be in this house that long. I just bought some annuals to brighten the deck area, which will be in my next post.
|coleus chewed by deer|
On this Memorial Day, I remember and thank all veterans, including my dad and my husband, for their service to our country