So there was pruning. The end of last week was sunny and warm and amazing, I pruned, evidently that’s what I do now since it seems to be all that I talk about.
Waste not want not.
I didn’t intend to end up with the mindset of someone who lived through The Great Depression but at times I realize that’s exactly who I am. I do believe in occasionally buying cut flowers (crazy wasteful? No, not really, cuz they make me SO HAPPY). I also see the value in every stem I cut from my garden, prune something? Don’t toss it in the bin, put it in a vase!
I pruned on the Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Harmony’, then cut a few out of control clematis branches (attempting to rule over the bamboo). Looking at those stems I decided it was time to cut a few of the Magnolia laevifolia branches that were too low and laying on the ground. I'd been waiting until those soft brown buds were about to burst before I dared to do so.
It's a mash-up.
As it turns out clematis make great cut stems, they went briefly limp but are fine now.
I'm counting on those flower buds to open.
This was a fun exercise, but I'm not sure the "mash up" look is one I really enjoy.
A single type of cut stem in vase is much easier to appreciate, for example here are a couple extra Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Harmony’ branches on their own.
And I had to share this. There was another random branch on my Fatsia japonica that was calling out to be pruned. I finally did it, but (you know) I couldn't just toss it in the bin. Into the vase it went!
As is the custom I am joining up with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She started this vase-centered Monday blogging meme. One I enjoy but have rarely participated in.
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