The flowers have almost finished and today was the day to give my Mock Orange a much needed pruning. Although it looked fantastic when all in bloom, the tree would almost fall over in the wind and/or the rain, especially when loaded with flowers. I have the main branches tied up to my steps, and would hate to have it pull my steps down one day.
This morning, I went out with my pruning shears and pruning saw to see what I could do. In some spots, I may have been a bit too drastic, but I know it will recover nicely with time to regrow some now and then lots more in the spring.
When I finished, I hauled the branches to the back yard to cut up and dispose of. It didn’t take long for Chester to discover some of the flowers and before I knew it, he was eating as many of them as he could. 🙂
I took a video to show everyone. Poor starving dog. 🙂