Blooms, colorful fall foliage, exfoliating winter bark. Sometimes a bird's nest.
Each year this most terrible time arrives. Awful. Faded blooms & a year of vigorous growth it's time to PRUNE. I natter on about espalier this-or-that but it's never easy. Pruning off faded glory. Why? I know it will produce next year's beautiful show.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken last week in my garden. Oakleaf Hydrangea are native.