Pruning is an art because when you do it, you are creating a new sculpture by changing the shape of the plant. Yes, there are other benefits, like improving health, managing size, improving fruit bounty, and, frankly, it’s a meditative experience too, at least for me.
Pruning as an Art
One of the things I enjoy about pruning is standing back, and looking at the plant’s shape and structure afterward. It’s like working with a sculpture. It’s pleasing to see a tree particularly, standing strong, with healthy branches reaching out in different directions. The goal is always to make the tree stronger, healthier, and more productive by opening up the canopy to allow room for more light to come it and allowing room for healthy branches to grow. Continue reading “Pruning Is An Art”