These shrubs were planted in front of our farm house decades ago, and bloom abundantly in the spring.
The rest of the year, they are just overgrown bushes that are a bit overwhelming. I used to cut them back to waist high every fall, but they grew so fast, it seemed like a sisyphean task, and I decided that I should just grow to enjoy them as they wanted to be- giant and shaggy!
These two kitties are soul mates, Pumpkin and Joy Joy are the best of friends. While their cuddling looks adorable from inside the window, I'm not thrilled about their choice of snuggle spots.
And neither is this newly planted lavender in the window box. Their habit of using this box as a perch might not be an easy one to break.
Unless I plant cactus? Nah, probably not a good idea...
Sometimes, you just have to let it go and give in to nature. Giant, overgrown shrubs might be a bit much, but the blooms they share in the spring make them worth it. And while I'm not pleased about the kitties taking over the planter box, it sure is funny to see them up there taunting the short, little dogs and it is cute as a bug to watch them curl up together and purr.
Time to replant the lavender, I guess.