A couple of weeks ago I posted front garden pictures from my stay at home vacation. I took a break from that and took a quick trip up to Canada for the weekend with my BFF for Jeannette Douglas' "Close to Home" weekend. More about that later...
Also while I was off I had an estimate completed for the refinishing of my deck. It was in great need of attention. As part of that project, I had to trim back the shrubs around the deck. Here are the before and after pictures.
I ended up taking the rose bushes and flowering crab all the way down. I didn't think I would take the crap shrub that far, but it is so close to the deck and it didn't look very good when I trimmed it back. This way it will get a fresh start and look more uniform when it grows back in. Deck furniture has to wait a few days to go back in order for the finish to cure. It will all look so nice next spring when the growing season takes hold.
I'll post about the Jeannette Douglas weekend later.