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Monday, April 20, 2009

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Lisa at Greeenbow

I don't have a weeper in the garden. I think they are lovely though. It will be interesting to see how your trees grow with all your trimming.

Dawn Isaac

Bold pruning - you're right - it's far easier said than done (particularly when you've spent a fortune on a tree). It always feels like you've bought an expensive ballgown and then hacked it back to a mini-skirt. I'm still struggling with this one...

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Dawn — I think your mini-skirt metaphor is perfect. And you are right; it is easier said than done.

Blue fox

I love weeping trees too. My two favorites are Larix decidua 'Pendula', (weeping larch) which is trained over a rebar arch to keep it from draping across the ground; I call this the Irish Lace curtain and it never gets pruned, and the other is Picea pendula (weeping spruce) also trained over a rebar archway, this one has a path under it. Unfortunately, the spruce gets adelgids, so pruning is limited to snipping those off. Lovely garden, and great blog.

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Hi Blue Fox and thanks for your comments. I have been thinking about rebar arches for two of our weepers that we want to train so you can walk under them. So now I know I am on the right track.

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