This is my friend’s house. She lives in my neighborhood and I’ve always admired her landscaping. She hates it. It was there when she moved in. Those giant bushes are Photinia, one of my all-time favorites because they are fast growing and evergreen. She hates them.
First I dug up a Skip Laurel to make room. Ha, ha, ha. You’ll get it later.
Then we headed over to my friend’s house. They weren’t home so it really felt like we were stealing the thing. If giant shrubs go missing in your neighborhood let’s not start blaming me, okay?! Hubs took all these pics of me. But he was definitely there helping me out! For once. 😉
OMG hubs is always telling me “BEND AT THE KNEES!” I should listen! That should be the take home message from today — Bend at the knees.
I am 5’9″ tall. How tall is that thing???
Hubby and I managed to get the photina into his pickup truck by ourselves, but once we got it home we realized there was no way we would be able to get it up over the fence by ourselves. Although, the thought did cross my mind. It does’t look so big from this angle, huh?
How’s it looking from this angle???
We had a good friend come over to help us get the tree (clearly shrub is not the right word) out of the truck, over the fence, and into place. Yes, we heaved the darn thing over the fence. Hubs and I figured we’d wait for nightfall so our friend wouldn’t realize how big the darn thing was. No, actually we had to feed the kids and get them to bed before we could finish our mission. No sleep for my trusty assistant (my 11 year old daughter) because she was the photographer.
This is what it looks like now. Still not finished replanting stuff, but I am LOVING the privacy. FYI – the 3 reddish plants to the left of the giant Photinia area also Photinia and will get that big one day too. On the right are 8 clumping bamboo. Those grow 15-18ft. I’ll be in super stealth mode then!! 😉
Funny thing… I’ve been a little bummed lately thinking that all my crazy yard stories are in the past. There isn’t much else I can do to the yard. Ha! Be careful what you wish for. Oh, and you guys have a lot more crazy coming, so check back often.
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