Months after my husband pulled out the old bushes by the front porch, finally, we planted new bushes. It's long overdue, I know. But here it is. My dear husband and I did a lot of yard work today. I don't usually brag about accomplishments and stuff but it's a productive Sunday for us here in the Sefcik household. I am just super happy that we were able to get our gardening going again this year including the front porch's flower beds. New bushes in the row that will take years to grow into hedges. But that's alright. The house is now happy that we came to our senses to beautify our home again.
We bought the new bushes from Home Depot using the Visa gift card my dear husband claimed from the rewards he got from buying paints a month ago - also from Home Depot. We bought a few Boxwood Holly and a Sky Pencil Japanese Holly to replace the Wax Myrtle that's previously planted in the corner where the water hose is. Then we topped the flowerbeds with red mulch that according to my hubby will keep the moisture in the soil so the plants won't dry out in the summer heat.
I know it's quite silly but I had to pick the red mulch so it matches the red bricks of the house. Target for this project is to complete the planting of flowering plants before the fourth of July comes. It would be nice to have a newly planted flower beds when the holiday comes.