Friday, September 6, 2013

Helpful Landscaping Hints from the Deer at the Love Your Pet Expo Sanctuary

Strategic pruning is the key to good landscaping. Here is how we do it:

Trees should never be fat at the bottom. A cluster of leaves at the top is pleasing to the eye, but only bare branches are desirable within easy reach.


Roses LOVE a good aggressive pruning. Notice the new growth at the bottom. This plant will be nice and bushy for our next pruning.


Look at this iris. See how compact and bushy it is now? Before, it was all gangly and out of control, with wild fronds going every which way. It's a good thing we were here to fix that mess.


Vegetables are highly overrated. Now that those silly cabbages are gone, these pots can be reused for planting other delicacies.


If you found these hints helpful, please consider a donation to the Love Your Pet Expo Sanctuary for Special Needs Animals. We do what we can to help out, but we are few and they are many.

For more great ideas and products, please visit OLA's Gardening & Plants listings.

3 comments:

kornkountrytreasures said...

In situations like this, you can laugh or cry!! I love your post!!

Those deer enjoyed it immensely, I'm sure!! :)

Katie Ball said...

Thanks. I have to admit, I cried, first. The rose bush and cabbages belonged to our daughter. She didn't know what happened to them until she read my post. She did NOT laugh.

maggiemaybecrafty said...

You need a high, high, high fence. I would be torn between being enchanted by the deer being there and not wanting my plants ruined. Too bad you can't have both. Love the blog though, nice way to turn lemons into lemonade.