If there’s one thing that human beings really, really are afraid to do, it’s trimming plants. I hear this all the time; “I was afraid to trim them, I was afraid I’d kill them.”
First of all, you are not going to kill things simply by trimming them. Of course cutting things to much during the growing season can be a problem, but truth be told you’d have to trim them really hard to do harm, even during the growing the season.
This spring I purchased some Gold Coast Juniper liners from a friend of mine, a local grower. These plants had been in the flats for a while and were thin on the bottom and tall and lanky.
So before potting them, we trimmed them.
Here’s a video shot several months later showing how the plants look now after that wicked pruning job. Yeah, it starts out with me and the donkeys, ends up with an Annabelle Hydrangea Cutting. ??
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