How to Ruin an Azalea in One Easy Step
OK, I can’t help myself – seeing shrubs like this just gets me riled up. What are people thinking??
First of all, turning flowering shrubs into giant pom-poms is just plain wrong. Not only does it look silly, it completely destroys the natural form of the plant and practically eliminates one of the main reasons for growing them – the flowers.
Then there’s where people put plants. Why doesn’t it occur to people that their lovely little shrub from the local big box store will one day be, well, a wee bit bigger? And, of course, as we all know, the only way to deal with that is to hack off part of the shrub…
I cringe every time I go by this plant on what would otherwise be an enjoyable run through the neighborhood.