hard prune

The morning glory vine is back after last winter’s relocation

 

morning_glory_balcony_new_shoots

今年の冬、マンションの再塗装のとき、琉球朝顔を移動しました。無事に生き残って、今、どんどん上に伸びています。

We had to move the vigorous Okinawa morning glory last winter during the months of building re-painting. It survived a hard prune and now it’s shooting upwards.

Pine tree filling out between winter’s hard prune and summer’s heat

この杉の葉は大きくなっています。冬は極端に切りつめて、日差しを増やします。夏は影を作ります。古い監視カメラがあるので、人の作った庭だとわかります。けれども、だれも見ていないと思います。

I like how this pine tree is starting to fill out. It was hard pruned for winter, which allows more sunlight into the apartments. By summer it provided thick shade. Somehow this dubious security camera adds to the charm of this very orderly tree.