Our front yard needs new landscaping. I think I have mentioned this here before. Since we moved in May, landscaping has not really been at the top of our to-do list. One, it is hot. And two, it is better to plant in the fall. However, there are certain things we can do now, like taking out old shrubs, removing an old concrete pathway and re-surfacing our front stoop.
Well we took the first step the other evening after work. And be "we" I mean Peter. He decided it was time for the burning bush to go. The burning bush is right in front of our house and a very awkward shape. It used to be green, but our refusal to water it (knowing we were not going to keep it--hey we are doing our part to conserve!) caused it to turn a flaming orange color, thus the name burning bush. Sometimes we would come home and notice the burning bush was wet. I think our sweet neighbor would water it occasionally for us, probably feeling sorry and a little disappointed that his new, young neighbors were letting their poor shrub die a slow death.
Well the bush is now gone! All that is left is to dig up the roots. So for now an empty space exists, but just imagine grass, a small shade tree, and some fabulous flowers. But dont hold your breath. And dont ask me about it, its probably going to be a long process :)