Although I dread the thought, and deeply sigh whenever it's time to prune the hedge, I must admit, it's good therapy.
Today, I decide, is a good day to tackle the job. I get my trusty garden tools out; trimmers, pruners, gloves, ladder, rake, compost bin and broom.
Taking a long deep breath and another sip of hot coffee, I position my aluminum ladder and start in. I feel a gentle, cool breeze. It's heavenly and helps immensely. Before I know it, I'm moving along with the greatest of ease. I feel like Edward Scissorhand!
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Here we have a cut through, or an underpass in the hedge as you walk through the gate and into the garden. Our neighbors call our back yard "The Secret Garden".
I round the holly bushes at the end of the driveway.
Another rounded holly bush at the entrance to the garden.
Look at all the berries, even after all the pruning.
So here's a bit of color after looking at all the green. Don't want you to get bored.
The birds were obviously hungry.
It's now late afternoon. A bit of clean-up yet.
And now I enjoy a cup of coffee on the back patio. I look around at all I accomplished today. What a great feeling!
Truly garden therapy.