Saturday, February 5, 2011

Out with the old!

Since our home went unloved for many years before we moved in, the hedge in front of the house became overgrown.  Texas sage is a beautiful plant, but if it isn't pruned regularly, it becomes more of an eyesore than anything.  Our hedge was huge and lopsided.  It looked disproportionate to our entryway, but because it hadn't been trimmed much before, the insides of the bushes were brown and didn't have any leaves.  Once a texas sage bush gets overgrown it's all but impossible to trim it back, so we decided that it had to go.  We also used that opportunity to take out a few more creosotes!



See the problem?


Let's look closer...

Yeah.  That's the spot that the painters missed on our house.  Apparently when they repainted just before we moved in, they thought it was a good idea to paint AROUND the hedge??  Now that our hedge is gone, we're left with a big white spot on the main column right next to our front door!!  Eek!  And that's not the only spot:
There's THAT one. And many more!  Since they also "forgot" to paint our fence, I guess we know what we'll be doing this spring!


  1. Haha! That's just plain lazy. Hope you have some leftover paint!

  2. Nope! We have to have it MATCHED! How scary is that??