I realize that it still needs work, but it's a start!
Also, we have two crepe myrtles in front of our house, and they had become swallowed up by weeds as well, and Brian got to work trimming those up as well, looks great!
Here's a peek out of our bedroom window, at the side yard/neighbor's house, and although I realize it looks really bad right now, it will eventually-some-day-in-the-very-distant-future be a gorgeous private courtyard where only the best parties will be thrown. A girl can dream, right? Until then, it is a dusty mess where construction material was once stored. Well, at least the weeds on the temporary block wall have been destroyed. Check out the before and after. I think Brian wishes the weeds would take over the wall, and create a 'green wall' of sorts, but in my opinion it looks scary all overgrown... where lots of little critters could live! No thanks!
We also transplanted some off-shoots of our century plant into pots. So they are living on the porch for now. The scale in these photos is way off... the plant in the yard is about 10x the size of the potted ones!
The previous owner of the house was featured in a local newspaper article when her century plant bloomed in 2007, since supposedly they only bloom every 100 years (hence the name). Cool to see our house in the photo! Unfortunately once they bloom, they die. So she replaced the one she had planted 40 years earlier (!) with the one we have now. The offshoots were baby plants (called pups) about 2'-3' off the main plant in every direction. They were becoming a pain for Brian to mow around, and we read online that you should dig them up regardless. So that's what we did! Anyone want a pup?