When we moved in, our front yard had these 2 large, obtrusive bushes blocking our view.
I think when we first got here the brown bush by the sidewalk was still alive,
but it hasn't been for quite some time and the other bush just screams out "70's" if you ask me.
It was time for them to go.
That part Rick and I agreed on.
So last week, we paid to have them taken out.
But what to replace them with, that was the issue.
I wanted to get rid of the 2 flower beds and extend the grass to the driveway,
for a more flowing look.
Rick wanted to keep both flower beds and put something new in them.
So, we let it sit for a week, while we figured it out.
While I pause for a moment, I'll tell you that Avalon LOVED the woodchipper.
OK, so after several attempts to convince each other that our own idea was fantastic,
I decided to compromise and go with Rick's idea since
1) the flower beds were already in place,
2) he really wanted them and
my way wasn't selling) his idea seemed like the right thing to do.
We instantly agreed that a palm tree would look great in the circular flower bed.
And a trip to the nursery to find something that would work well in the half circle is all we needed.
When I spotted some gorgeous orange and yellow flowers, I knew I wanted to use them.
Rick liked them too, so we were stoked to have a plan that we agreed on.
We are both pleased with the results.
Learn which flowers you are picking by where they are in the nursery.
Unfortunately, I picked flowers that do well in the shade, not in direct, bright, ALL DAY LONG sun.
So, tomorrow, on my day off, I will dig those up and find another spot for them.
And make another trip to the nursery to find something that can handle brutal sunshine
(and buy cute little plants to put around the palm tree).
2 good lessons learned this weekend.