At the corner of the house, there is a very large PeeGee Hydrangea bush. It hasn’t been pruned for a number of years and was getting out of hand. My friend Tony, master pruner extraordinaire, kindly dropped by to give the shrub a trim this week. Thinning out the dense growth and deadwood should help to extend the hydrangea’s healthy life. It is much beloved by pollinators, who would appreciate Tony’s care of their favorite bush if they knew. Capone enjoyed watching the work progress from his spot in the window.
It’s quite a transformation. The wood pile behind the bush was invisible before the trim. It will be nice to watch it leaf out this spring.