Trimmed the Nandina Shrubs

@CarolDM (136529)
United States
May 11, 2021 4:39pm CST
Finally got the Nandina shrubs trimmed in the front garden. They have been a little neglected due to the birds and bunnies. Not difficult at all to trim. They are in the bamboo family, making them easy to maintain. Now the bushes look brand new. They had so much new growth underneath, even with this much cut, in the photo, they are still big bushes. All new growth. Ready to start growing again. Spring is such a happy time and offers much hope and renewal. Now I will enjoy these trimmings inside for a few days. “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Kurt Vonnegut
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@snowy22315 (114691)
• United States
11 May
Nice quote, doesn't really sound like him. I don't think I have heard of Nandina.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
11 May
Are you saying it is not his quote? I have no idea, but it was on three of my quotes pages I have saved. I have talked about nandina shrubs here before. They are evergreen shrubs in my garden.
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@snowy22315 (114691)
• United States
11 May
@CarolDM No, I have no idea either.. It just doesn't sound like something he would say. I am not a Vonnegaut expert though..I am sure he did..It is a good quote.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
@snowy22315 I agree.
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@DocAndersen (41896)
• United States
12 May
that is a great quote (Vonnegut is from Indianapolis there is a museum there dedicated to him in his old house)!!!!
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
I had no idea about Vonnegut. And I have always said appreciate the little things. I happened to find this quote recently. Cool to know about the museum.
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@DocAndersen (41896)
• United States
12 May
@CarolDM It is an amazing place, when many times when I lived in Indiana
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
@DocAndersen I know you miss living there.
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@kaguvkov (1199)
• Philippines
12 May
How to propagate that shrub? Is it thru cuttings?
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Yes, just cut it back each year and you will find new growth underneath.
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@kaguvkov (1199)
• Philippines
12 May
@CarolDM Wow. I haven't seen anything like that shrub here. I have various shrubs and flowering but that one is a bit unique to me.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
@kaguvkov I love this one. It stays green year round.
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• India
12 May
Rightly said. Agree with you totally. It's sometimes the little things that give us more happiness in life.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Every day I live these words.
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• India
12 May
@CarolDM Oh, nice. good. Stay safe and take care.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
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• Kenya
12 May
They look good!!
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you!
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• Kenya
12 May
@CarolDM welcome I had some flowers but unfortunately some dried out I need to replace them
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
@Laurakemunto The garden here is doing good since the weather is better.
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@Missmwngi (12879)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 May
It looks health and clean. That quote is eye opening
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! The quote is so true.
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@Missmwngi (12879)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 May
@CarolDM Sure how we get carried away by the big things and we forget the little things that matter.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
@Missmwngi You are so right.
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@just4him (244519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May
It looks lovely. Love the quote.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! I live by these words.
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@just4him (244519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May
@CarolDM They're good words.
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
12 May
The beauty comes out naturally.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you!
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
13 May
@CarolDM You are welcome
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@Rashnag (14293)
• Thane, India
12 May
Good to know. Have a good day. Take care
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you!
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@Rashnag (14293)
• Thane, India
13 May
@CarolDM your welcome dear
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@kaylachan (20326)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 May
This is very true. Sometimes all you need are the little things.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
11 May
I live for those little things.
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@kaylachan (20326)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 May
@CarolDM Same here.
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@florelway (17547)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 May
Very nicely trimmed.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
11 May
Thank you!
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@florelway (17547)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 May
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@thelme55 (69941)
• Germany
12 May
I agree to that quote. That is a beautiful bush plant.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thanks! I live the words daily.
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@marlina (125246)
• Canada
12 May
Love your quote here! Yes, Spring is such a happy time!
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! I live by these words.
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@LindaOHio (67173)
• United States
12 May
Your Nandina is beautiful. Love the quote.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! I live by these words.
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@JudyEv (247025)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 May
That's an excellent quote you've given us at the end.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! Sums up my life for sure.
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@rebelann (85300)
• El Paso, Texas
12 May
Kurt is right, those little things are the most important memories.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
I live by those words for sure.
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@RasmaSandra (42610)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 May
Lovely looking plant, Spring is a wonderful time, I miss all the blooming lilacs back in Latvia,
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! I love this one, a perennial and low maintenance. My lilac didn't do well due to the cold this year.
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@valmnz (16750)
• New Zealand
12 May
I admire people who know what they do when it comes to gardening! Every now and then I give my bushes a 'haircut'. And pull a few weeds here and there. When it comes to naming plants I'm totally lost.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
12 May
Thank you! Always good to see you. They appreciate the haircuts, they thrive afterwards. I am still learning.
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@Dena91 (13659)
• United States
11 May
Love the quote from Kurt. And thank you, from your picture I now know what those bushes are that I see around. I need to get out boxwood bushes trimmed. There is always something to do inside and out. Thankful for the health to do it. Have a blessed evening.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
11 May
I live by these words. And you are so welcome. A lot of businesses have these as well, easy to maintain. Have a good evening.
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@sharon6345 (276931)
• United States
11 May
The flower looks nice and I can imagine your front yard.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
11 May
Thank you! Always something to do.
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