Last year at the end of summer I had the idea that I was going to trim the overgrown hedges in our front yard.
We have hedges on both sides of our front door, and I started down one side making cuts with my pruning shears until I had a pile of branches behind me.
It was a million-degrees hot outside and my arms were covered in itchy scratches, so I stopped trimming after I worked on just one side.
Now as the trees are sending out new leaves and the grass is growing greener, I see a major difference in the two hedges. The hedge that I didn’t prune looks very much the same as it always did. (That’s it in the photo above.) The hedge where I cut off the old growth is now covered in blossoms!
Pruning precedes growing.
I usually post something practical on Mondays–a way to clear out the clutter, but I’m going to set it aside this week because truthfully it’s not about the pruning projects, it’s about the growth.