What comes to mind when you think of the ‘perfect’ cupcake? For me, I think of a little bit of cake underneath tons of frosting 😉
Or if you are like my husband, decorated cupcakes are your favorite…
He especially likes the ones with edible toppings…
Which is probably why that is usually the kind of cupcake that I make.
I think what often comes to mind when you mention the word ‘cupcake’ to some homeowners and most landscapers is a perfectly shaped, flowering shrub.
I came upon one of these ‘perfect’ cupcakes the other day, as I was finishing up a consultation.
What do you think?
Most of the flower buds have been pruned off and the remaining foliage is so dense that it does not show light through to the interior of this Texas Sage shrub.
Eventually, there will be large dead areas and this shrub will decline and die.
Thankfully, this shrub did not belong to my client (it was her neighbor’s).
You can read much more about this type of pruning and why it should not be done by reading my post, Flowering Shrubs Aren’t Meant to be Cupcakes, Poodles and Frisbees.
Thankfully, my client was not the one who owned this particular shrub. She actually loves the natural shape of shrubs.
Please read my latest Birds & Blooms blog post…..