Friday, November 14, 2014

Flashback Friday - Martin Wiles

Pruned by Martin Wiles

It was beautiful. Vibrant leaves. Gorgeous blooms. But it wasn’t getting much taller.  

Crepe Myrtles are one of my favorite trees, so I planted one. The single trunk soon multiplied into many and suckers nipped at the base. It grew only a few inches by the second year. I had no choice but to remove what stunted its growth. 

If plants could speak, they’d say “Ouch” when pruned. They don’t comprehend we’re doing them a favor. Plants grow through photosynthesis and from nutrients in the soil, but without pruning their growth is undirected and their fruit production less than possible. Read more...

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Martin N Michelle
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