MY PLANT PEEVES OR SHOULD I SAY, COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE HORTICULTURAL MISTAKES

I assert that the Landscape either INCREASES or REDUCES the value of the house.  In addition, the Landscape care either INCREASES or REDUCES the value of the house.

 PLANT PEEVE #1 – HUGE BLOBS
Would you ever buy something this shape and size if you were creating a landscape?

PLANT PEEVE #2 – UNUSUAL SHEARING

What inspires this treatment of plants? Scoop of ice cream in a canoe? Hostess cupcakes? The whole world on a platter? A pair of UFO’s?

What a missed opportunity for color, texture, seasonal change and unique expression in the landscape. Any unique quality of the plant is lost with this sort of shearing. What message is your landscape sending?