There is a rule in our house. Dwayne is not allowed to cut anything unless I am present. This has come about after some rather- how do I say this nicely- extreme pruning on his part. He has good intentions about trimming a branch or two here and there, but then he just keeps going. The other day he decided to trim the Miss Kim lilac and our honeysuckle. They were getting a little overgrown and did need a little trimming. So he got down to business. Did I mention that I was at work while this was happening?
I will admit that I did know he was going to cut them back. He warned me. However, I didn’t realize how much he meant it. I give you fair warning… the following photos are not for the faint of heart.
Here is the lilac before he “trimmed”:
And here she is after:
Here is the honeysuckle before and after:
Now, the cats like the improved view. They can see more of the birds that land on the patio. And the baby rabbits that seem to appear every few days.
My fear is that he will go too far and whatever he is “trimming” won’t come back. So far he hasn’t, but one of these days…. Hopefully that isn’t today!