Major doin's in the garden this week. Son Jack removed lots of old, worn-out shrubs and cleaned out the ferns that had gotten out of control. He laid down weed block and covered it with pine bark mulch. What an improvement! Unfortunately the trash guys didn't haul away the garden rubbish so we'll have to take it to the dump ourselves. If Jack can get to the other side of the yard this week, my joy will be complete.
The plan is to wait until January and add back a few select shrubs like gardenias, sasanqua camellias, and some small boxwoods. Just living with it like it is will help a plan materialize in my head.