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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...


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.


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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