We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The new garden path that I mentioned on the Spring to-do list. Besides looking nice, it solved the problem of the previously muddy route that the dog always takes on his routine patrols for enemies and intruders. Fortunately, he likes the new path. No, I did not build it myself but I could have, given the time.
The Mrs. did a nice job with her new semi-shade border, but it will take a year or three to mature. As you can see, I pruned the heck out of that young Crepe Myrtle behind the hybrid Rhodies. Maybe too much. That's a small Kousa Dogwood on the corner.
That is really pretty, BD. I like the border as it is - not too grown up, just right. I have found crepe myrtles love being cut. Like roses, it's a signal to grow twice as fast. I planted two years ago and by accident, backed my tractor over one and leveled it to the ground. Within a year, it was as tall if not taller than its brother.
I trimmed my wisteria last week and it needs it again. Today it's crepe myrtle and wisteria trimming. Wish I had some napalm. :)
Ahh, crepe myrtles ... the lilacs of the South. Down here they bloom repeatedly from April to December, unless we get a cold snap. Hurricane Ike, really gave ours a haircut last September, but they're coming back like a song.
That's a lovely setting you have there, Bird Dog. The path is beautifully done, the plantings just large enough. I'm green with envy ...