Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Thursday, November 5, 2015

THURSDAY TALE: LANDSCAPING PART II

DON'T BE FOOLED FRIENDS IT IS NOT SPRING  AT MY HOUSE...
MOM SAID SHE NEEDED A HOSTESS FOR TODAY'S LANDSCAPING POST.
I INSISTED SHE ENHANCE MY PHOTO WITH FLOWERS TOO



COMPLETED FRONT RIGHT GREAT WALL AND PLANTINGS
OF COURSE NOTHING HAS BLOOMS 'CAUSE IT IS NOVEMBER SO
MOM ADDED THEM.  THE CREPE MYRTLES ARE CALLED CATAWBA
AND WILL HAVE FLOWERS ABOUT THIS SHADE OF PINK NEXT SUMMER
THE ITTY BITTY GREEN PLANTS ARE NEW AZALEAS.
87 MILLION DAFFODILS BULBS WERE PLANTED ALL AROUND
SO THEY WILL BE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE NEXT SPRING
 Someone forgot a real before photo here but alas that is what pizap if for...this was a very old bed of ivy...it was high maintenance.
In the spring and summer Dad had to trim it 87 zillion times to 
keep it from creeping up the house....
 All the ivy was removed.  Three box woods on each side
of a Sky Pencil Holly (in the center)
Big gigantic improvement

Two more (enhanced) Catawba Crepe Myrtles on the side of the house and more daffodil bulbs.
Left front cleared of lots of unwanted wild things
a new Forest Pansy Redbud  was planted.  
It is small but grows about a 1' a year.  Mom has a close up below
 In the spring the red bud will have purple flowers all over then it will have the beautiful heart shaped leaves.  
 This variety is said to have red heart leaves in early May then gradually turning to green hearts in the summer. Mom is excited to see if the hearts will be red.

27 comments:

  1. It does and will look lovely! What a major landscaping job. We bet your excellent snoopervision skills made the job that much easier, Madi.
    >>Smoochies<< from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

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  2. It's looking great so far!!!
    Love you!! xxoo your bff MaddiethePug and her mommy

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  3. Great work. We are looking already looking forward to seeing the 87 million daffodils in bloom next Spring. (A taxi driver once told Gail that we have are mere ten million daffodils in Aberdeen).
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. I love it!!!! we planted boxwood too... my momma tried to give them a special cut... butt.... well she probably used the same youtube tutorial what ruined her bangs once.... hope the trees look better in spring BOL

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  5. Your yard is so pretty, Madi! We can't wait to watch the progress of your redbud tree!

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  6. Wow, I can't wait to see the Spring pics with the 87 million daffodils in bloom. Beautiful job on the yard.

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  7. Gosh, what fun to do all that planting for Spring. That is going to be gorgeous. Love your flower frame Madi.

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  8. That's gonna look so purrrrr-ty in the spring!

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  9. Oh how lovely - can't wait for spring to see it all in bloom!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  10. What a wonderful Spring you all are going to have!!

    Mama wishes all her gardening could be done with pizap!! BOL!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  11. Love your new arrangements, they are going to look great in the spring.
    Very impressed with the landscape architectural sketches ;)
    Dip and Elliot x

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  12. That was some beautiful landscaping and we are sure that all those trees and flowers will be gorgeous in spring/summer!

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  13. Bravo pretty Madi! Blooming season always works for us!

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  14. OH, yes, it is all so very nice. The enhancements from Mom are lovely, but just wait for Spring - it is going to be absolutely beautiful. Boxwoods do very well here, and those crepe myrtles come in so many beautiful shades of pink and purple. Mom loves that sky pencil holly - so unique!!! We can't wait to see everything in bloom. Nice job.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  15. Oh, how beautiful! Our mom and dad did a lot of re-landscaping around here this year. We have three Redbud trees, but we don't think they have leaves that change like that! How cool!
    Cammie!

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  16. my mothers yard was full of azaleas, crepe myrtle, red buds, and daffodils and 3 pecan trees and hydranges. no ivy no holly and no really beautiful stone wall. i love that wall. also she did not have pizap flowers, but she did wire fake azaleas on the dead bush in november

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  17. madi.....yur yard iz lookin grate...even if it'z novemburr foto shoppe stuff heer N ther !!! ♥♥♥

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  18. It is looking great, and will be beautiful in the spring when the flowers are out.

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  19. We can't wait to see da red leaves too.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  20. Whoa! The woman did a fantastic job Madi. Thank goodness you gave her ideas
    Lily & Edward

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  21. You sure have a lot to look forward to in the spring, :)

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  22. Your yard is looking great! BUTT it does not look like the November we know!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  23. We love red buds! We can't wait to see yours next spring and summer. :)

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  24. Oh, I am most jealous gurl!!! I knows you don't set your pawfect kitteh paws on Mother Earth, butts that mulch is callin' my NAME!!! I loves fresh mulch! Mostly I loves rollin' in it, then peein' on it, then poopin' on it...it's my thang! BOL!!!! Buts Ma loves the boxwoods..very cool! And ivy is insidious! we had some near our trees, and years later, it's STILL poppin' up! arrrrrg!
    Anyhu, gives your peeps a high paw from me...and I'll be overs this weekend to 'break in' that fresh mulch! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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