April 08, 2014

Trust Me: I'm a Professional Landscaper

When did yews become checker pieces? 


King me! That's what came to mind when I saw these guys. Nearly choked on my sub sandwich.

Now I'll be the first one to give the guys and gals (mostly guys) in the commercial landscape maintenance biz some slack when it comes to mow, blow and go pruning but what follows is, umm...


bad commercial landscape pruning by garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
Maybe stepping stones across a zen ocean,
with cigarette butts thrown in?

Meatball yews by commercial landscape experts garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
My son trying to blend in, albeit unsuccessfully.

Yews pruned into cubes cylinders by garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
When did the front of a coffee shop become a checker board?
It is now.

Poor yew pruning by commercial grounds maintenance company garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
Someone really, really loves his level.



Yews pruned into meatballs by garden muses:not another Toronto gardening blog
Hockey pucks? Cheese rounds? Who the *&%! knows?

Poor commercial landscape yew pruning by garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
That's me making sure that this
wasn't some stage for
a performance art installation.

To paraphrase the immortal from Syracuse, "Give me a place to stand and with a gas-powered shears I will move the whole world.” I was definitely moved.