Posted by: Alison O'Connor, CSU Extension in Larimer County
...it's generally not their fault! But how many times have you seen poor defenseless junipers pruned into shapes like this? (Please note that I am not a fan of junipers in the landscape, but this is just ghastly....and really funny!) I took this picture on my way to Fort Collins this morning...a route I drive nearly every day. I was shocked that I hadn't seen it before now. So like any good plant dork, I pulled over to take a photo. I'm guessing one of two things:
1. The company (who shall remain nameless) wanted a pineapple-like shrub to welcome clientele.
2. The person responsible for pruning couldn't reach the top.
What do you think? Anyone else have pictures of plants that have been pruned, um...artfully?