Make it Fit!

Another example of short-sighted landscaping. Did the designer or landscaper know the growth habit and mature size of these plants?
I suspect they went to the nursery and bought a bunch of colorful plants and determined to force them all into the same size and shape with gas shears every week.
Each one of these shrubs could separately, comfortably fill this 8′ wide bed. The ‘Helen Johnson’ bougainvillea would be a blooming spectacle by itself in the middle of the bed, if unpruned.
The overused ‘Gold Finger’ schefflera could also make a handsome low hedge if allowed to spread laterally.
When will they realize the silver buttonwood is a small tree, growing 12′ to 15′ tall and wide?
Put away the pruners and get out the shovel.
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