|Pruned Apple Tree|
Pruning is not something that comes naturally for me. I hate to cut off all those nice branches just to send them to the compost pile. I am learning. I am learning that removing branches from my apple and peach trees equals more fruit. I am learning that when I cut off the old wilted rose, new roses will continue to flourish for a longer season. But I feel like such a traitor to that nice old rose that has lived out its life cycle in peace.
I really am no good at pruning in any area of my life. It takes discipline. It takes slowing down to work through a mental process of why pruning is necessary and how it will be beneficial in the long-run. You see, for me, gardening is full of spiritual moments.
|Pruned Peach Tree|
|Fall Pruning Project|