Thursday, November 15, 2012

All tied up

The Skyrocket junipers normally live out in the yard in the summertime. So I don't forget to water them in the winter I haul them up to the back porch and line them up like sentinels. I tie them up too. Otherwise the snow will weigh down the branches and they will never have their pencil-shape again. I know because I was too lazy to tie up a big one a couple of years ago. It no longer looks like a pencil. Since I took this picture I did finish tying up the other two.

I thought it would look pretty cool to add pinecones around the base of these. The squirrels thought so too and everyday when I come home from work I find a few cones scattered around the ground. Would I expect anything less?


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those pesky squirrels. I think it a good idea to bring your pots up close to the house. I might do this with some of mine.

LostRoses said...

Hi Lisa, I've learned the hard way that no matter how good my intentions are I invariably do not water those pots in the winter if they're way out in the yard! This way they're under my nose and I don't forget. Yeah, stupid squirrels!