Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tell the truth Tuesday: Pruning update #2

A few weeks ago, i posted some pictures of my Leucadendron "Rising Sun', and the pruning it needed. Based on the advice i got, i decided to... just go for it! If i totally screwed it up, please be kind... both the plant and I are still bruised!

The before:
a lot of lean, and a lot of ... weirdness
There was actually an old support in there - made of metal no less - which the plant had bent at about a 60 degree angle. So that one came out.

I'm not sure that the after looks much better:
right?
I ended up having to cut out some of the larger stems, just to get the support out. I took the advice to treat it kind of like a lavender, and cut those stems all the way to the base. 

I ended up with a giant pile of trimmings:
the pile of trimmings 
from the top
 In this picture, you can see it still has it's lean, but i'm hoping it will grow in a bit more now that it has room?
hope springs eternal?
 At least i got a nice, if simple, bouquet for inside!
poor plant!
Hopefully i'll have much better pictures at the end of the year... fingers crossed!

12 comments:

  1. Mine take awhile to recover too, Renee.

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  2. I keep them after they dry too, thye look good !

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  3. It's a process, right? And I am so glad you're enjoying the trimmings. It would be a shame to just toss them.

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