Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Espaliered Draperies

Oakleaf Hydrangea, below, draperies outside at the Bay Terrace. A pair espaliered each side the largest window.
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.


La Petite Gallery said...

I have a plant that looks like that. Flat and lacy.Everytime I come to your post I learn something. yvonne

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Ah this is always the thing, next year in the process of planning before this year has fully unfolded.

I can handle that view out of your window.

Planted my first quercifolia 'Alice' last year. I hope she flowers though in a lot of shade, we'll see.

BWS said...

Prunning, exactly what I have been doing for the last 2 days. Mixture of sadness & hopefulness.

Patricia Torres said...

You've got an awesome blog.. and after all the fading.. next year will bring in prettier and amazing.. bloom...