|Waiting to buy|
We were somehow thinking low maintenance meant NO maintenance. It didn't matter in the winter months which in Seattle buys you until July. Round about August we were the only yard with brown grass in the neighborhood. We both grew up with families that let the grass go dormant during droughts.
One day a neighbor passed by and asked if we were letting it go to replace it with new sod. uhhh no. If I could get on my little soap box for a couple sentences here... Hello, we live in SEATTLE. You know? Where we get 9-10 months of rain. You want me to water? Ok I'm over it.
|Mostly before but one heather is already removed|
Every day C tells me about another plant that's dying. He usually adds the thought that maybe they are just ready to be replaced. Hmmm maybe they need water? Ideally we would replace everything with some lovely drought tolerant rocks/boulders but they are way expensive! Maybe down the road...
|Gone! New tree in the back left|
This fall we tackled the side yard by the dreaded mailboxes. Harumph! There's two dying heathers that were huge and quite the eyesore. We replaced them with a Weeping Alaskan Cedar, a Sungold Cypress, 3 sedges, and two grasses. I think. It turned out really nice. The cypress should get pretty full and the tree will get tall but stay thin.