Sure, you've seen photos from display gardens, plant combinations, new must-have items for your garden. But there are two things I recently acquired at the Seattle show I haven't shown you. First up: look who got an autographed photo? Ooh la laaaa.
It's Ciscoe Morris, the most upbeat gardener I think I've ever experienced. His catch phrase is "ooh la la" and of course, he signed that on the photo.
And then there's my new bumper sticker, expressing a mantra I wish more Portlanders were aware of.
Every time I see a horribly pruned tree I cringe. And they're notorious here in North Portland. Someone with a chain saw thinks they're an expert and BAM, off go the tops of trees. It's the worst kind of pruning you can do, and pruning that weakens the tree, producing more quick-growth branches that are likely to break off and do damage to houses and property. Most importantly, it can weaken the root system. Stop. Topping. Trees.
The sun is out, and I have some pruning to do. Wisteria, elderberry, and time to finish up the rose pruning. But don't worry: there's no topping of trees going on here. Ooh la la!