If you remember last Fall hubby and I gutted our landscape design and started over with end of the season clearance plants and the only thing I couldn’t find was a weeping cherry tree. So this Spring as soon as the stores started putting out their trees and shrubs I was on the lookout for a weeping cherry in white. I had a hard time finding one with a nice straight trunk and symmetrical weeping branches but Lowe’s finally came through, they had the perfect tree and half the cost of other places so into the Jeep it went.
It’s been a perfect time around here to plant we’ve been getting rain almost every other day so I haven’t had to water the new additions at all. I’m not fond of the constant rain but it’s been good on the new tree and shrubs. I had no plans of purchasing anything else but the Flamingo Willow bushes caught my eye. That pink foliage is stunning and against our dark house I thought it would look fantastic. After reading the tag it said the leaves turn pink in spring, lime green in summer, and red orange in fall, and in winter the leaves fall off and the stems are a vibrant red….SOLD. All those color possibilities had me hooked I purchased 2 and planted them behind my lamp turned birdhouse.
I’m still on the lookout for a snowball bush, they haven’t hit the stores here yet but when they do I will add that to the plan and everything will be complete. I didn’t add any perennials into the design this time around I was making things easier on myself as far as work is concerned. The shrubs will only need to be pruned once a year and add fresh mulch now and then. I’m happy with our choices and I like the idea of less work. I just wasn’t up to deadheading, weeding, and dividing flowers anymore for me bushes are the way to go. I still want things to look nice without all the maintenance that goes along with it. I now feel I’m not a slave to the landscape upkeep. I do so swoon over all the pretty flowers when I walk by but I tell myself…..THOSE ARE TOO MUCH WORK……and pass them by longing over their beauty!
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