Sunday’s weather was dry with big, fluffy clouds, and peek-a-poo sun. So it was time to prune back the roses because I missed February in getting this completed. These roses are special in that they came from my good friend’s mother’s yard. My father loved roses as well.
So on Sunday, I pruned the roses ruthlessly. I also gave each bush a half cup of Epsom salts. I am hoping it will gently rain again.
But while I was pruning the rose, my eye kept going to one of two Japanese Maples.
This what they looked like before: moppy, dead leaves galore, and a cousin to Cousin It.
Down the street, there’s a Japanese Maple that is well groomed. I strolled down there and took a close look. The gardener s who shaped the tree were there so I am sure they thought me a bit crazy as I snapped a few pics to use as a guide.
I suppose I could have researched about the “how to” in pruning these trees but I like to jump in and am fairly intuitive when it comes to pruning. This is the outcome:
This maple is closer to the street. I think it will be more airy when the leaves come in. Hopefully the weather will hold next weekend to print the other.
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