While waiting for plumbing bits and pieces to arrive for the Koi pond UV upgrade, it was back to Cercis removal. What is less fun? Being horribly anxious about screwing up the pond, or killing trees? Hmmm...
Ninty-six gallons of tree on the sidewalk:
Now the big 'Sombreuil' growing over the front door is visible from far enough back to see the whole thing. Maybe I won't dig it out after all. It looks okay.
The first Crepe Myrtle will go a bit to the left of the massacred Cercis:
Falling Cercis branches knocked off a few Agave bulbils, but there are plenty left.
The Crape Myrtles will look something like this next photo when they have grown (at least I hope so). We are using multi-trunked Crepe Myrtles. We will limb them up slightly, probably to the top of the low wall. This one is not limbed-up at all.
While I was sawing and chopping, the puppies played in a tub of water as if they were human youngsters--splashing and shrieking at the top of their lungs.
Then, soaking wet, they went and took a nap.
Summer has arrived.