The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond

Yes, You Can Tame Godzilla

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DSCN4735OMG! My oakleaf hydrangea has gone C-R-A-Z-Y. I’ll be the first to tell you that I love a spiller/thriller of a plant–be it a potted wonder filled to the brim or a shrub. Bring it on is my motto.DSCN4737But this is ridiculous. My “Alice” oakleaf is on steroids. I. Kid.You. Not. She spilled her pendulous blooms across the sidwalk making it nearly impossible to get the mower out of the garage. And her dinner plate-sized leaves are a wonder to observe. Seriously! Is this plant prehistoric? Not to mention the blooms which were easily a foot long, and I am not exaggerating one tiny bit.

Alice needed a haircut, no two ways about it. So in the heat and humidity of a July summer day, I grabbed the shears and commenced to trimming. Several minutes later Alice was tamed and, voila!, I created 8 weeks worth of material for “In a Vase on Monday.”

For some truly inspiring cut flower vase arrangements visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and John at A Walk in the Garden. Their weekly vases are worth a peek.

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Author: mjarz

Welcome to the Arch City Gardener. My name is Mimi and I started this blog to share my journeys in learning to garden in St. Louis County, Missouri and learn more from my readers who garden. Thanks for reading The Arch City Gardener.

3 thoughts on “Yes, You Can Tame Godzilla

  1. It’s a whopper! Thanks for the mention and do link up with us on a Monday with a vase and share your own inspiration too

  2. Beautiful flowers Mimi.
    And I love your new header picture. 🙂

    • Thank you! The coneflower has done really well this year and I wanted to highlight it as a summer banner for the blog. I’m finally learning and experimenting with some of the features available in my Word Press theme b

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