Wordless (?) Wednesday – The Transformation Really Begins

The first step was to remove the lilac that had blossomed three times in 15 years, and then only for a week each time. ๐Ÿ˜ข  Much easier than I anticipated.  Next week, the yews are coming out, but THAT’ll be a big job, and I’ll wait for help!

14 thoughts on “Wordless (?) Wednesday – The Transformation Really Begins

  1. We can relate. 5 lilac bushes here. They’ve lived here longer than we. They do okay except for 1. The lady that lived here previously planted beautiful plants, but they are bulbs from hell. I’ve transplanted, I’ve given some away – trying to not let any die. I clear all bulbs from areas, only to have more magically appear. I will not use chemicals, so I think to prep plant areas this spring, I’ll lay the underlayment, top that with sheet metal, make wee holes for desired plants, then stones. Fingers crossed. I will appreciate nature doing her own thing if all else fails.

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  2. You carry that root like a hunting trophy; maybe a brace of pheasants or such. Tough job digging out old shrubs. My neighbor across the street used a forklift to remove his bushes. Know anyone that owns one of those?

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    1. Actually, yesterday we โ€˜attackedโ€™ the yews and after the first hour I tried to rent a mini-backhoe, but it was unavailable. Iโ€™ll show off our work next Wednesday.

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  3. I remember taking out a clump of lilac, chopping up the roots in little pieces and throwing them at the edge of the woods. They all grew and made the woods edge look good. I think ours were root bound before and knew no bounds after.

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    1. Likely in our Kentucky clay, this was the case! I thought being so old, the root wood be spread all over the yard, but there wasnโ€™t really much to it last the bed it was in. ๐Ÿ˜”
      A friend in Iowa had a stand of lilacs about 15 feet tall that would blossom all summer and sweeten the air in his whole neighborhood, but he was on old farmland before developers would scrape away the topsoil and then sell it back to you. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. There comes a time when things need to go and be replaced with other plants. We got rid of a nasty and messy tree out front and replaced it with a beautiful red Japanese Maple.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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