In preparation of getting our house painted (probably next weekend), mom and I chopped down a couple overgrown bushes next to the house. Personally I think it looks a LOT better. I wanted to get rid of those things for some time. We're keeping the tree, the echinacea, day lilies, and the smaller bushes for now, but eventually we're going to take most everything out and redo this whole area with river rock in the hopes of preventing flooding when, er, I mean if it ever rains again.
We moved our Earthbox garden to the backyard again this year to prevent any damage from the power washing and painting. But first I got a few pics:
The zucchini is HUGE already. We're wishing we'd just put it in the box by itself and not added the pepper:
And there's some baby zucchinis in there:
Our two tomato plants are growing a lot, too, although the Big Boys look better than the Early Girls:
Our other two pepper plants look kinda tiny compared to the one with the zucchini, but the little buds are getting bigger, so I'm sure they're fine.
Generally everything looks really good. Except the lawn, which is dying, but The Powers That Be put massive restrictions on watering, so there's not a whole lot we can do about that. I expect we'll do our best, but if it dies, we'll just replace it either this fall or next spring. It's mostly overrun with crabgrass anyway.