Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Landscaping's Taking Over Our Home!

Our landscaping is getting out of control. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful and we love it. But, there are a few things that need to be trimmed and we just do not have the tools for it yet. Ben did buy some clippers and trimmed up the short green bushes, but there is one bush that is HUGE and pretty much covers our entire house! This bush was one that we were contemplating removing, until we returned from vacation and found this:

So, we'll be keeping it, but we'll need to talk to our landscaping friend, John, and figure out how to maintain it.

It's been fun spending our first spring here and having a surprise of different colors every few weeks. Check out the colors in our entry way:


Another surprise popped up this season in our backyard. We noticed, in a very random spot, that someone planted these tulips and other flowers, just in one spot. I think the previous tenants may have buried a pet here!


Check out the difference in our yard between April and May. (Keep in mind we did not plant anything new.)

April 2008:

May 2008:

4 comments:

Jason said...

Hey, you guys going to be hanging around Wheaton for a while yet??? If so, I'd love to get someone who is coming from the High School I taught at last year in touch with Ben. Ben - shoot your email.

Nikki said...

Which Jason is this? Ben's email is bgladd at gmail dot com.

(Have to put in that way or else internet spam stalkers will send email) :)

Jason Sexton said...

Hey Nikki,
Old friends from TMC undergrad days. We're heading to St Andrews in August though. I just sent an email to your man.

Brenda said...

Hey Nikki!
Your landscaping is beautiful!!! Hope all is going well for you guys!

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