Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Trim Your Bush! (not a metaphor)

You may think this post is about this:




Or this:



But it's not. Get your mind out of the gutter! What kind of a blog do you think this is? This kind? No. This kind? Certainly not! This kind? Ok, maybe it is the kind of blog you think it is. But today my blog is truly pristine. It's about a genuinely unruly bush. This one:



In fact all of these:



But after several hours of back-breaking pruning, the final result is much more pleasing...

BEFORE


AFTER


See, nothing like trimming some unruly bushes into a nice straight landing strip. Er... racing stripe. Crap! Back in the gutter for me.

15 comments:

tiburon said...

Niiiiiiiiiiiice.

Keep the mind in the gutter. Right where I like it. :)

Chelsea said...

There's nothing like a neatly trimmed bush!

:D

Happy Arianne Rocks Day, by the way!

Kristina P. said...

Love your bush!

Tiffany said...

I'm speechless.

Ben said...

It took you hours!? What were you trimming with, nail clippers? You definitely need to get an electric hedge trimmer.

Holly said...

I saw those bikini shavers and laughed pretty hard about it. Your bush(es) look much better :)

MiaKatia said...

You didn't get the tree in the second one does it look taller?

Suzie said...

Cute, you got my mind in the gutter.

Tanja said...

You trim a mean bush!

Shawn said...

Woo-Hoo! Great job!

I used to have to do this on round freakin shrubberies that we had in Texas----whoever invented these things?

Melissa said...

Job well done! Oh and Happy Arianne Rocks day!

André said...

Seems like it might have been easier trimming your other bush. Or you could have just cut them all down for a smoother appearance...though my guess is that wouldn't be the look you were going for.

Christie said...

I like a well-trimmed bush. Yours are fantastic ;)

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L. said...

Man, Ari, I sure do learn a lot of new things from your blog! And the bushes look great cubed, too.

I didn't even get the reference to the "tree looking taller with the bushes trimmed" part of the Gillette Ad until one of your savvier buddies slapped me awake!

(Gasp, choke!) We single, naive grandmothers aren't used to this kind of information!