I made the mistake of telling Butch that I would LOVE the holly out... after he had been pulling berry bushes out all morning... so he hooked up the truck and a double yank..
and out they would go!
For those that know me, know I hate killing plants, however, after trimming these a few years and trying to pick up the trimmings without getting stuck and crying. Well, let's just say there is NO love lost for these bushes!!
Bye Bye Holly shrubs!!
The after... and I really will remember one day to take a decent full picture of the before..
ONE of these days. there were a minimum of 4 in front of the garage, 3 along the wall under the crape myrtle, then one to the left of the door, and two on the right (don't ask, not sure about that one!)
it's so much "lighter" and brighter looking.
I know, I know, that sounds retarded, but it's how I feel about it. I also trimmed up the crape as well and took the lower limbs all out, then Butch trimmed all the yopons back into "balls". I tried to get him to take those out as well. No such luck. :( Oh, well, I'm still doing a happy dance that all the holly shrubs are GONE. The only hollys to remain are the corner ones - so we have 4 total left to contend with and if all goes well, they will continue to be SLOW growers and we'll keep them in their "Christmas" shape.
the plan is to put some decorative grasses in front of the garage and possibly along the blank wall. Maybe... we'll see. For now, we rest and chill!