Saturday, July 20, 2013

Trimmed Taxus

According to a recent newspaper article, this is the last week when we should be pruning our evergreens in order to give them time to adjust before winter arrives.  So, with shears in hand, I paid a visit to the yews around our condo earlier this week and gave them a haircut.  Unlike some who prefer to use electric shears to give a smooth, clean shave to their taxus, I hand-clip them to give them a uniform shape, but with natural growth.  The end result makes the yews look feathery, not refined.  Not to brag, but I was quite pleased with the outcome.  My trimmed taxus now look presentable again, but not so shorn that they lack personality. 

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