The concept of “crimes against horticulture” is the creation of writer/landscape architect/humorist/rock drummer Billy Goodnick, who loves to find examples, attach funny captions, and post them to his Crimes against Horticulture Facebook page.
That page collects photos of what Billy calls the “amazing, boneheaded, f’ugly things that people do in the name of gardening” and now has dozens of photos from everywhere, and 1,614 followers.
Here’s just a sampling of the photos, and you’re encouraged to contribute more, especially with your own suggestions for captions. Horticultural crimes can be fun! Readers, can you name the identified “crime”? Or more gently, error?
Learn How to Prune Shrubs
Whether you like the natural, healthy look in your shrubbery or a more formal style that’s still healthy, correct pruning techniques are the answer. So attend our free workshop this Saturday, February 23 (2013) from 11:00 to 1:00 at our Potomac store. Chris Lewis will teach the basics of pruning common landscape shrubs, including what tools to use, which shrubs should be pruned and how much vegetation to remove.