The thing about blogging about landscaping is that you might spend tons of time ripping out old plants and putting in new plants, then when you post pictures of your nice, new landscaping, it’s more of a “hey look at all that mulch and teeny tiny plants!”
It can be a bit underwhelming at first. You can see potential, but it takes a few years for things to fill in and actually look really nice.
We did a lot of landscaping a few years ago, and with lots of watering and TLC, it is really filling out. Some of the plants still have a long way to go, others we are already needing to trim back.
2010 – Just planted!
2011 – Loriepe died. Replaced with something else (the name is escaping me). We are the only people in the history of planting stuff that can kill loriepe and keep everything else alive. Also got a new front door.
2012 – no pictures, but one of the junipers in the front of the walkway got sick and died. Replaced it with a new juniper.
2013 – that new juniper is having issues. We think something in that spot is making it sick, so if it dies we’re not replacing it. But WOW see how big everything has gotten! My, they grow up so fast, don’t they?
Can you believe this is where we started?
While I do enjoy a good jungle themed landscape, I think we made the right choice to tear it all out, don’t you think?