Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Sidewalk

Yesterday I showed two photos of my street.  That was pretty revealing for a guy who is so protective of anonymity on this blog that he only shows his first name and the top of his head.

Today I lift more of the curtain.  Kind of.



Over the past decade, I have spent a lot of time away from Hartford.  Weeds and invasive vines took advantage of the neglect to hijack the shrub border on one side of my property.  So, this fall I hired a landscaper to rip it all out, plant a neat hedge of hydrangeas, and then repair the rest with sod and mulch.  I think it looks great.  Next steps:  a Japanese maple tree and a picket fence.

If this works out as planned, you might see the blooming hedge next August.

24 comments:

Mo said...

ooh are we near your house then

Andy said...

The photo gives me no indication of your location:-) It should be great next year when the hydrangeas bloom.

Lowell said...

What surprises me most is the lack of a white, picket fence. I didn't think you could build on your street without one! Sheesh!

Good luck with the shrubbery. And don't forget to hedge your bets!

jennyfreckles said...

It certainly looks neat. I like hydrangeas so I look forward to seeing the blooming hedge!

Malyss said...

All will be perfect at blooming time, dear Elusive M. Jack! :o)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your local fan base in Hartford might be walking around in search of that hedge. And they might then take a photo, of your house.

You have revealed a lot. A photo of the of your head and the fact that you are 6'5". If not for your photo, few people would see the top of your head.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes a Japanese Maple would look fantastic with the hydrangea hedge Jack, look forward to seeing it.

VP said...

I agree with your next steps...

Sylvia K said...

I love hydrangeas and can't wait to see pics of yours come spring!! And a Japanese Maple!! Perfect!! Have a great week, Jack!

Sharon said...

When those hydrangeas are blooming, that will be spectacular. Sounds like a very nice project.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack.

Marie said...

My Limelight Hydrangeas are scattered about the property, not a hedge... but they do delight us! Yours will too!

RedPat said...

Hydrangeas sound like a perfect choice. And a picket fence! Wow! Looking forward to the pics next year.

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice! :)

Birdman said...

You might as well use my paperbag... revelations???

Randy said...

I can see it now!

Michelle said...

Lovely. I do hope to see the blooming hedge. Japanese Maples are a favorite of mine.

imajoebob said...

I don't think Dave in Costa Rica has to worry. The locals already know the street, and if there's one thing we're good at - perhaps to a fault, is respecting your neighbor's privacy. Though I keep an eye out for Jack whilst walking the dogs in the park.

Taken For Granted said...

Best of luck with your hydrangea hedge. We have several in front of our house and they are the best plants our there.

Linda said...

Really nice, Jack.

cieldequimper said...

It'll be gorgeous! Oh and now I know exactly where you live! :-)

Halcyon said...

I really hope it does work out! I love hydrangeas, but I've never had much luck with them myself. I'll just enjoy yours instead. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Good on you for saving your back and hiring someone else to do the hard work. It will be lovely!

SRQ said...

You're out of control, Jack, dispensing information about yourself! Pace yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing the picket fence.