First, we had 8 diseased and dying dogwoods (love the alliteration, right) in the front and side yards. The limbs were starting to snap off in a brisk breeze, so it was time for them to come down. My dad and Jon worked for several hours to get the ones in the front down, and Jon and I did the ones on the side yard a couple of weekends later.
And to replace the trees we took out...
A peach tree, planted between the front door and the window on the right side if you are looking at the house from the street.
And a plum tree on the other side of the house, near the window on the left side.
We also did a lemon tree in the side yard and are doing a lime tree in the back yard.
And last, but certainly not least, Jon planted this garden in the back yard with herbs and some small veggies. If everything goes well, in a few years we will have tons of herbs, tomatoes, green beans, onions, cucumbers, spinach, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, blackberries, peaches, plums, lemons and limes. And probably some other stuff that I'm forgetting! Of course, the garden will produce this year - the trees will need a couple of years. Either way, I'm excited.