Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Savage Pruning

 


When I was at the Desert Botanical Garden last Friday, I was sitting in the contemplation garden waiting for some birds to come down for a drink when I spotted this gardener doing some trimming off in the distance.  Since the birds weren't inclined to get a drink, I snapped a photo of the gardener instead.  Then I walked down to see what it was he was trimming.  That's when my heart sank.  It was that gorgeous guayacan bush. I post photos of the blooms on that bush every spring.  

I asked the gardener if it would grow back and he said "I hope so".  

Me too!








In case you've forgotten what the blooms on this bush look like, here are two photos I took back in May.  

Fingers crossed that it bounces back with new growth.  I love these gorgeous  blooms. 


You can see how big the whole shrub used to be by clicking here.

11 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Sometimes you wonder what they are doing with what goal...

Gemel said...

What on earth possessed him to prune it so much?
May she heal and flourish again.

William Kendall said...

I hope so too.

Travel said...

Let's hope the prune was well advised.

RedPat said...

Hopefully he knows what he is doing!

Steve Reed said...

Maybe it's like a rose bush and benefits from hard pruning. Some plants produce flowers on new rather than old growth, so they need a prune job to flower well the following year. Fingers crossed!

bill said...

I hope Steve is right but time will tell.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

We did some hard pruning on our front hedge over the last last few days, not that hard though

Andy said...

Oh my... the blooms are gorgeous.

Catalyst said...

Plants have their ways. I think it will come back as before.

Amy said...

Seems a bit of a severe prune but He's the gardener I guess, hopefully it grows back.