After the back-and-forth of "is it spring or still winter", there comes that time when (usually after a day or so of rain) the greenery just explodes.
In addition to the usual yard chores, I finally decided to address the two overgrown bird's nest spruce by the front walk. They had gotten to about 4 or 5 feet across, and since I didn't have them on a regular pruning regimen, my attempts at pruning last year meant they would be too painful to look at for the next few years.
So, between garden spades, forks, shovels and finally, the chainsaw, the old ones were pulled out. Just like looking in the mirror after a haircut, it is disconcerting to see these two new little shrubs taking the place of the old giants.
|These two new ones have some pretty big shoes to fill.|
|The old stumps were a lot bigger than you would expect for a shrub.|
Also this year, hope to have some rhubarb from the new patch.