On the day we closed, in early May, our house looked like this. Wow, the lawn was really green!
Then, in late June, I planted some annuals by the front door. All pinks and purples to match the door.
Yesterday we had the 2 big boxwoods removed. They were completely taking over the front steps! We also had some stumps removed from some bruning bushes that D had taken down, and had the stumps and roots of the scraggly low bushes taken out (D and I had hacked those down). Now our house looks like this (note, the lawn is still nice and green!):
Don't despair about all those nice annuals being gone. D transplanted them all yesterday morning at 6:30. Most of them are in pots on the deck, and some are in the wheelbarrow.
Pardon the format of this post. I'm still getting the hang of this!!