A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take another photo of a landscape I passed by in a neighborhood where I had just finished up a landscape consultation.
不幸的是，我经常看到一些真正“有趣”的例子 或者我应该说“不好” pruning. I drove by this landscape and then made a U-turn so that I could take a quick photo…
I don’t know about you, but these Texas sage shrubs look like mushrooms, don’t you think?
Sadly, 这样修剪这些美丽的开花灌木, 夺走他们的花, 增加了维护难度, 制造枯木，缩短寿命.
While there are quite a few shrubs that take well to repeated formal pruning – doing this to flowering shrubs should be avoided.
I must admit that I have seen Texas sage and other flowering shrubs pruned into many different shapes…
But, let me be frank – shrubs aren’t meant to be cupcakes, frisbees or gumdrops
- Excessive pruning actually makes your shrubs grow faster, which equals MORE maintenance
- Shrubs pruned often require more water as they constantly work to replace foliage lost
If you are tired of the time and money it takes to maintain flowering shrubs the ‘wrong’ way. 我邀请你加入我的网络 灌木修剪车间 在那里我可以教你正确的修剪方法.
Imagine your outdoor space filled with beautiful, flowering shrubs instead of green ‘balls’. Believe it or not, the shrubs in the photo above are the SAME plant – they have just been maintained differently. The one on the left takes much more money and time and the other thrives with pruning once (or twice) a year.
In my online class, I show you how to work with your landscaper or how you can take care of your shrubs yourself. 在你的风景中已经有了“绿球”? 我会教你如何让它们恢复活力，以及一年中最好的时机.