We have had some wonderful weather this past week in the 70's so Nate and I took a few hours yesterday before I buckle down for this next exam to do some yard work. We are probably the last people to get our flower beds planted but better late then never!
Our hibiscus from last year did not survive the weather so back to home depot it went for a refund. We decided to get another one and try it again (why not when you can just return it every year for a new one), the best part about it was they were half the price as last year.
I decided to do a border of white begonia's and red celosia's around the hibiscus and in the front flower bed. I talked Nate into a cute little willow tree for the front yard and a couple of yellow madame butterfly's. My cornhusker's and lily's from last year are coming back very nicely and we are so glad to see that the Japanese beetle's did not kill off our contorted filbert. I am ready to wage war against them this year!
Nate spent some time cleaning up the bottoms of the arborvitae's, they are a little sparse from all the trimming in the fall he did so we thought we should leave them alone to see how they fill in over the summer.
Grandma had asked me forever ago to show her where our house was situated on the street, so I finally took a few pictures. (Go to google maps and put in our address and click on street view and you can look at it from all angle's). The house on the side of our basketball hoop has been vacant for a couple of years so it is quite the eyesore. I meant to take a picture of it last week before someone mowed it's lawn and so we could have a competition with Jen's single guy to see which house had the worst lawn, single guy vs. vacant house!
Here is the vacant house below, don't let the lawn deceive you, last week it was a field of dandelion's!