July is hedge pruning month. Along one side of our half acre property we have a holly hedge. Pruning it is a sticky business. We have the inside done. We still have to do the neighbor's side. It's along their driveway, so we have easy access. Looks like it might be next week before we finish that.
We also have some free-standing holly pillars, this one with a topiary ball on top. We have all of this holly because it was free. When we moved into our newly constructed house on June of 1978, we had more time than money. As we cleared the brush on the property, we found holly seedlings. Tom dug them up and planted them along the property boundary. He kept this up for several years until he had a solid row. Even at a young stage it served to keep out the neighbor dogs. Of course now we've created a monster. We're always glad when the holly pruning is done.
Across the front of the property we have more "free" hedge material, Douglas fir. After thirty-some years, it is also a monster. It is the boundary between our front yard and the neighbor's back yard, as there are streets only every two blocks here.
Today we got this one finished. Hurray!
But we do have time to just enjoy the garden too. And of course I pick and arrange fresh flowers for the house all summer long.
Sometimes I just take my camera and sit somewhere and look for interesting compositions.
Or I take a stroll to see what's changing. The raspberries are finally getting ripe.
Thanks for the visit. Come again.