The shrubs were very over grown, but we've trimmed them back so you can see the windows much better. We also planted a pink pincushion flower right beside the steps. We hope to eventually add to the landscape more with perhaps some red knock-out rose bushes and other perennials! There's so much potential here!
The two trees you're looking through in the picture are dogwoods. The one on the right blooms pink and the left white. By the size of the trunks we know they're very old, and they're some of the largest dogwood trees I've ever seen!!:) I'm very proud of them. I also love the Japanese maple in the front corner of the house, although we need to trim that one branch of the large maple tree that is hiding the Japanese maple and the house a little bit. (Not sure if you can see that from this picture.) I know...one thing at a time, Leslie!
I wanted to show you my bounty from the farmers market Saturday, that we can walk to! Look at how pretty the bunch of carrots are, and the ripe tomatoes came from an Amish stand. The pretty green tomatoes are from Mr. Cozy's parents' house. I can't wait to make some fried green tomatoes with those!! (It can be hard to find them still green like that.) I thought it was pretty to place everything in my colander, at least for the day! My friend Shareen does that, and I like the idea.
I'm off to start supper now. Although I'm not sure yet what I'm making, it's going to involve fried green tomatoes!