Our friends recently bought a house with a yard full of Boxwood. They don’t like Boxwood and told me to take as many plants as I’d like. Many of their plants are overgrown and too big for the spaces that we needed to fill but luckily there were a lot of a smaller Boxwood variety on one side of their house that would work in our yard. Two truck trips later we were ready to plant.
We put some of the plants in the planter by the patio. You can tell that these Boxwoods have been growing very close together. I’m hoping that now that they are in full sun and spaced out that they’ll begin to leaf out from the bottom.
These plants will help to separate the cars from the seating area.
We planted another group beside the screened porch. I think a few of these may need some pruning to help them to grow into a nice shape. Again, all of these were growing close to another plant so their shape is off.
We planted the next group by the steps. I’ve got to figure out what to plant in this area. Suggestions? Perennials? Flowering Shrubs?
We couldn’t figure out where to put the two biggest shrubs, so we put them behind our house on the edge of a bed.
We were pretty exhausted by the time all of these plants had been planted and there were five left. We put them in the garden for the time being because I’m not sure where I want them. If I can’t use them, Mama can plant them at her Walnut Avenue house.
It’s rained here on and off since Sunday evening. The rain was just what these newly transplanted bushes needed.
A couple of more plant pictures…
Isn’t this plant pretty? It is just up the hill from where we planted the two large Boxwood.
The plant to the left of this one is also interesting. I don’t know what either are. Anyone know?
Tomorrow is the retirement party after school for my friend here at the house. I am really looking forward to it, but I need to get busy to prepare.