Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring in Texas

On this blog, we have generally shared our landscaping projects from the back yard, but when we bought this house every inch of yardspace was an absolute mess. On of the first things I did was to clear out a small garden area in the front of our circular driveway. Everything was over-grown and in bad shape. I had to decide what should stay and what needed to go because not everything could survive in cramped conditions. One of the things I saved was a large mountain laurel. I trimmed it up and allowed it to have some room to grow by taking out some competing bushes. Well, now we are reaping the rewards. This mountain laurel is in full bloom and covered in purple flowers. Julie says that this is its way of saying thanks. The flowers are fragrant and smell like sweet licorice. Enjoy the attached photos.


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