Sunday, February 17, 2013

When Junipers Go Bad...

Posted by: Alison O'Connor, CSU Extension in Larimer County'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?

1 comment:

  1. ..or that was as far as they got before quitting time!