September 11, 2017

Pruning and Sculpting My Hornbeams

More pruning is underway at Cantitoe Corners.

Last week, the outdoor grounds crew trimmed the long hornbeam hedge that runs in front of my Summer House, and along the road behind my Winter House.  They also tackled the two large hornbeams in front of my Summer House entrance. Botanically known as Carpinus, the hornbeam is deciduous and fast growing - in fact, it can grow about four to five feet per year. I keep a close eye on all the hornbeams - it’s crucial that they be pruned regularly, so they never look too overgrown and unruly.

It is quite a task, but the end result is well worth the effort. Enjoy these photos.