And While We’re Talking Spoiler….

While I was recovering from retina surgery, the Spoiler decided that it would be a good idea to have some of the shrubs trimmed.

Keep in mind that I originally gave him this name because he went after a Japanese maple with an electric hedge trimmer–and then tried to prune all the buds off a rhododendron.

This time he asked our garden helper to prune. The above were a couple of hydrangea. But they fared better than this hydrangea, below.

Almost obliterated hydrangea

And this is a nearly obliterated spirea–a funky variety with bluish foliage from Proven Winners.

Yes, most everything will recover, at least if we get some rain anytime soon. I am still not supposed to be dragging hoses, nor should I have to. These are established plantings that shouldn’t need my extra help–except for pruning incidents. Sigh.

3 thoughts on “And While We’re Talking Spoiler….

  1. Pat Crouse July 15, 2022 / 9:45 am

    I think husbands do this so you won’t ask again to trim. After one similar episode years ago I never asked him to trim a shrub.

    • gardendaze July 15, 2022 / 10:29 am

      What a brilliant theory, Pat. I do believe you’re right!


    • tonytomeo July 16, 2022 / 10:34 pm

      Others (besides husbands) do it also.

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