Despite all of the rain that we have been having here in Lexington, there have been enough breaks in the downpours to finalize our landscaping for now. The official landscaping was completed in early December, but once summer rolled around, we saw where there were some spots that needed enhancement. We shared in this post that we wanted to add some hydrangeas and an espaliered apple tree. Well, those things are now in, fresh mulch has been spread, the flowers are blooming and growing, the fence has been painted, and we are going to put a fork in it and call it done. We used one landscaper to do all of the heavy lifting and planting originally and are thrilled with what they did. The company who is mowing our lawn did the most recent plantings. All of the rain has made everything so beautifully green and lush. Here’s how the front lawn looks now.
These are the new hydrangeas. We selected Annabelle variety. We put in five for now, but if they don’t fill out and grow enough, we can always add two more.
We went with Annabelle because they do well in the shade, and this spot has a huge tree looming over it. Plus, I wanted a white bloom and not a pink or blue bloom. The green plants behind them are climbing hydrangeas which will climb up the wall and have a white flower.
Here’s the espaliered apple tree. It doens’t look like much now and will definitely look great when it grows some. It is dwarfed by the red maple that we planted last fall.
Since everything is looking so good with the green grass and fresh mulch, here’s the rest of our lawn.
This is looking toward our neighbor in the back. That tree in their front yard is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen. Its leaves are pink. It is stunning, and I do not know what kind it is.