Well, it’s official. Another 200 year-old pecan tree must come down, the second one to sucumb to the recent drought summers. However! My landscaper has plans to replace both trees and fill the yard with azaleas. I’ve asked for some hydrangeas and day lilies and we might put in a holly or two and some other ornamentals, as well. Some trash trees will be coming down (have already checked with my neighbor) and a privacy fence will be going up (did not check with this neighbor) and the landscaper suggested a “garden room” outside my back door. We will probably add a small water feature. Just keeps getting better! Now to locate the plat from the last time the property was surveyed–don’t need any back lash!
Glenn and Jackie have begun working on Wise Manor’s landscaping! Years of neglect, storms, ground shifts, and tree removals have all left their marks on the terrain around the house. We began by chopping down the boxwood and holly hedges at the front of the house (they are already leafing out again), then removed the old nandina bushes that had thrived but never filled in nicely. Jackie is cleaning out all the beds and moving the St. Augustine grass into the lawn where it belongs. Glenn is building a screen at the rear of the house to hide the AC mechanics and other stuff. Glenn has also planned the layout for the sprinkler system which he described to me while I stared blankly at him. We have plans to thin the magnificent amaryllis as there are gazillions of them; I’d like to see them all around the house in different beds. Glenn planted ferns and hostas in the shady moist space between the house and the carport; they should do well there. We are talking about some evergreens and hydrangeas where the nandinas once were. Very exciting stuff!