Monday, April 26, 2010

green acres....

Remember when I spoke of

Well, we, I mean my husband fantastico, remedied that this weekend..
We, I mean he, also made room for an awesome tree swing, soon to be installed, here. this GiGanTiC cedar tree lives over us in our back yard. She keeps us shady on hot days, and a little nervous on the windy events around here. If you live somewhere near the great PNW, you know what I mean. Sometimes I fool with the notion of having her cut down. She is so overwhelming and well, BIG. But I will give her a chance to play with my kids a while. I really dont often admire her choice of friends who hang with ol Miss Cedar. The raccoons are an awful bunch. We think we have them shooshed away, and havent seen them all year, and TOLD her she better not have them over again, or else..
we also did a little bed clearing here. I am seeing white hydrangea, boxwood and hosta..those awesome huge verigated leaf'd ones. Simple, but awesome. Anyone else have a good idea? let me know! Its dappled sunlight.. is there a better hydrangea that grows in shade? Oh, and the rocks will be out. They my friends have the worst of the worst over..ALL THE TIME.
The slugs. bastards, all of them.
oy.

7 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

I hear ya big trees and windstorms, but she is a beaut. As for underplanting, don't forget to plant a bunch of naturalizing daffs this fall for some early spring color
:0)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Dayum....some major tree work happening over at your casa, eh?

Rocks gone? why? slugs? who?

Martha said...

Looks great!! Can't wait to see that bed.

Sarah said...

I cannot wait to get into my garden. Mornings are still iffy over here. Love me some hosta. The Coastal Nest darlings you sent a while back are in their teens years now and looking great. Looking good Lis!!

Nina Diane said...

looks very nice....

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

What a difference. Now you see the beautiful tree AND your gorgeous home!!

simpledaisy said...

Lookin' good!! Don't you just love gardening!!!! I think working in the yard is the BEST:)