Last year I did weekly garden updates that were mainly for me to document the changes in all my plants, but it kept everyone up to date on my landscaping shenanigans as well. So I’m going to do it again this year. Every Monday I’ll let you know what’s been going on in my yard the past week. This weekend was BEAUTIFUL! Finally the warm weather everyone in New Jersey has been waiting for. I got right to work trimming these wild grasses. The ones on the right look like that because someone ran their car into our property this winter. That boulder stopped the car in mid-air. The boulder got pushed about 8 feet and up onto our driveway, but the tow truck driver was nice enough to pull it back into position for us. Looking much better and now they just need to GROW.This other big grass got a trim too. And I was super excited to see my bulbs spouting. For once I planted fall bulbs! Granted it was December, but it still counts. You can also see the ceiling beams I took down, they’re lying in front of the garage. Yes, it would’ve been smarter to have Demo + Wine night the night BEFORE bulk trash pickup and not the night AFTER. Oops.All my photinia plants are looking a little sad after this crazy winter. I hope they all bounce back, especially the two we transplanted from our friend’s house last year. (Read post HERE)I can’t wait for the roses to start to bloom. Or at least get some leaves.The biggest project of the week was the ivy. We have ivy spreading over form our (good) neighbor’s yard. I want it to fill in this bare spot, but I’ve been unsuccessful in the past. I know right? Who can’t grow ivy???Instead, the ivy grows up all over my gravel walkway. Boo.Wait for it. I started tearing it out, flipping the ivy over as I worked my way down the path. Then I cut it loose.I definitely got my workout in for the day on this one. I was hurting the next day, but had to go to an all day course to get certified to teach Insanity. Hubby is having a blast telling people I’m certifiably insane.I dumped all the ivy on the bare area and tried to cover the roots as best I could. We’ll see if it takes. Hubby raked the gravel walkway.