If you have found yourself scratching your head trying to figure out the presence of 'poodle-pruned' shrubs in your landscape, let me let you on a secret: Flowering shrubs aren't meant to look that way.
But, drive down any street in the desert Southwest, and you see countless shrubs pruned into shapes like balls, cupcakes, gumdrops, and squares.
In fact, it's rare to see flowering shrubs allowed to grow into their natural form covered in colorful blooms.
And, you know what? The excessive formal pruning is a huge maintenance headache costing you money and time in return for ugly green blobs dotting your landscape.
You see, this type of pruning has spread like an epidemic through the desert Southwest BUT there is something you can do about it.
You can have beautiful, healthy flowering shrubs that add beauty to your landscape pruning twice a year or less!
As a horticulturist and landscape consultant, I've been teaching my 1:1 clients how to do this for over 20 years and I can teach you too!
- They now prune twice a year and many only do it once a year.
- My clients spend less on landscape maintenance services saving money.
- Their landscape is filled with beautiful flowering shrubs with surprisingly less effort than their neighbors who have 'poodle-pruned' shrubs.
I'll walk you through my tried and true pruning guidelines so you can move forward and prune confidently!
Pruning Flowering Shrubs Workbook
"I learned so much from you and now I’m more excited about my garden and its future. I’ve started the work you suggested and now that I know what I’m doing, I’m enjoying it tremendously."
"My husband and I bought a house earlier this year. We consulted with Noelle to learn more about the plants and how to maintain them. She is a fountain of knowledge about how to get plants to thrive in our harsh climate. She identified all of the 35 plus plants in the yard and patiently and clearly explained how to prune and otherwise care from them."
"We are from the Midwest so everything is new to us here. We had a good landscaping service but never felt comfortable with their skills. Noelle turned out to be the turning point for our home and garden. With calm and depth of knowledge, she guided us on correcting pruning issues. She is a joy, loves what she is doing and honestly gave us back control and hope for a successful garden here in Arizona."
I would love to help you learn how easy it is to prune and maintain flowering shrubs in the desert garden!