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.