|Sad looking front yard. Ok, maybe it just looks sad to me.|
Our current house had only 5 trees - 2 mystery trees that could possibly be cherry trees, one which I was hoping was an apple tree but sadly, its a crappy crab apple tree where the fruit is a good 2" in diameter and makes good throwing weapons for the neighborhood urchins, and 2 austrian pine trees.
|Really pretty crab apple blossoms in mid-May. Not sure |
2 weeks of pretty blossoms is worth 3 months of picking
mini-apples up from your lawn.
The front yard is really horrible. Ok, I'm exaggerating. We have a very cute porch and in front of it are very ugly and mis-matched bushes. There are some sort of juniper/evergreen shrubs combined with these weird pale green leafy bushes (which did turn a very pretty shade of red this fall). This is completed by generic river rock underlain with weed fabric. BLAH. The back yard is slightly better. We have 2 types of lilacs (I love lilacs), some really fugly ornamental plum bushes (they're very scraggly and we have a TON of them. And we have some creeping blue juniper (which is ok) in the beds under the plums. And a stand of aspen - which really are just big weeds. The weird thing is that there were NO FLOWERS at all in our yard. How sad is that?
|veggie bed. Strangely, this HUGE space was completely|
devoid of plants. Also see aspens behind it.
|Sad little cukes....|
|Maple tree. Small green shrubs were the existing lilacs.|