In our small yard, we have two hydrangeas. For whatever reason, these grow like crazy. They bloom in July and have large, spectacular blossoms which last until the fall. These bushes grow so big, they engulf the area between the houses.
So, one fall I decided to show those bushes who’s the boss. I got a little too enthusiastic and pruned them way, way back. The photo above shows the results the following July. I found out Mother Nature is always the boss.
Some mistakes take a while to correct. The following fall and ever since, I only prune one-third of the branches. Good thing I can laugh at my mistakes.