|The gigantic Spirea|
|Garlic Chives with a haircut|
He has been trying to trim (his version) the beautiful Spirea which sits at the corner of the house for years. (See first picture) He had been told not to upon pain of death. Up until this year he kept away from it. Then, this year, Mother Nature conspired with him and sent many feet of snow. That snow had to go somewhere. We couldn't have it in the driveway or the sidewalk now could we? And there was the Spirea sitting there right in the way.
|Lots of snow this year....Note the Spirea under the tallest pile.|
|Spirea, trimmed for the driveway.|
Now I have to say he doesn't always just hack off the plants. Sometimes he ties them up and then hacks them off.
Sometimes he merely ropes them up.
Hopefully the Chives will be able to store enough energy from their decimated leaves to allow them to bloom this year. I have high hopes, because the plants usually respond to stress by working extra hard to reproduce. It isn't as if we were low on Garlic Chives. They have self seeded all over.