Sunday, August 23, 2015

Projects Never End - part 2

Whilst working on my garden post for tomorrow I came across this photo of the back yard from just one month ago.


So, I went outside and took a picture of what it looks like today.


Not only are the yews cut down, but I had previously cut down an overgrown Mock Orange. Hopefully, my little white pine will enjoy the freedom and grow to new heights.  And that little red speck in the photo is a daylily transplanted from the front yard.  

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  1. You couldn't see any of that before.

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    1. It really opens it up. Somewhere around here I have a pic from the 70's when everything was just planted.

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  2. I stop in from AM Ramblin...You do have a nice yard. Coffee is always on at my blog.

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  3. Look at that little pine! He was swallowed by all of those bushes. Hopefully he can grow nice and tall now. :)

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    1. My 36 year old son brought home a seedling pine when he was in first grade. That poor little pine has been mistreated by deer and squirrels but I am not giving up on him.

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  4. What a difference! I see the pine and the plant in front seems to be enjoying its new found freedom:)

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  5. Denise, please explain. You cut back those big old bushes halfway down the wood, and you expect them to come back or are you gambling? I have probably 30+ year old bushes that are so high but if I cut them back more than an inch or so it is all wood. Can I cut them back to a foot high and they will start again? The wood at 1 foot is probably just a few thick branches???

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    1. I have had luck in the past with cutting down yews and having them come back. These are 40+ years old, so I admit it is a gamble. Worse case, we pull them out next spring. Wish me luck.

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