Ken's green thumb isn't
limited to the contents of his
new sunroom. Walking
up to his front door, I was immediately taken by the braided redbuds
lining the walk.
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"Did you sculpt them
yourself or buy them that way?" I asked.
He shrugged off the
beauty of the trees, explaining that the technique had merely been a
way of saving the redbuds from the ax. "My wife didn't like the way
they were hanging over the walk," he explained. "She wanted me to cut
them down...so I braided them instead."
When asked for tips on sculpting
trees, he suggested
trying redbud or beech. "The trunks will grow together as they mature,"
he noted. I wonder what the trees will look like fifty years after