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I drive over to the city’s west side a couple of times a week, and when I do, it’s impossible not to notice the missed opportunities landscaping-wise. There are empty medians, medians filled with dead and dying plants, and then all the areas with improperly pruned plants, like here:

Butchered is a better description than improperly pruned.

Looks like many of the Apache Plume have already died from the injustice – note the gaps between plants:

They should be full and wispy, and not box-shaped.

These photos aren’t that great – it’s absolutely terrifying driving on the west side, much less pulling over to photograph anything. (Hence no photos of the dead medians.) Sorry about that, but safety first!


The bad pruning goes on for miles.

I’ll be back manana, hope to see you here.


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