Browse Month: March 2016

Pruning and Digging Day

I would like to cut more off this weeping fig to give it a better shape. However, I feel that I may need those parts when it comes time to build a tree house for my kid.

Today was a productive day. I got done what I have always wanted to do– lop off a part of the weeping fig (ficus benjamina) tree that was preventing the garden tool shed from sitting flush with the wall behind it. I also gave the weeping fig its second pruning since being acquainted with it. One of the reasons for the dramatic hair cut is to bring more light into the garden. Light that I need for sun loving crops. The second reason is to thin it out as the brown scale (insects) are beginning to amass. Continue Reading