Taking ControlPosted: September 15, 2015
There comes a time in everyone’s life when you just have to take over and take control. The beautiful Golden Dewdrop plant/shrub/tree got out of control. The person at the nursery said it was a low and vine-like plant. Then it grew into a pretty shrub. But it could not be stopped and became a small tree that was planted in wrong place. This is what happens when the situation is not controlled and proper research is not done. We will not mention whose fault that is!
After a few years of pruning (just made it grow more) and tying it up (so strong it broke loose) it finally had to go. The Golden Dewdrop (Duranta erecta) was leaning forward and down a bank. Not wanting to be without it, cuttings were taken and carefully monitored in a big pot.
Happily the Golden Dewdrop bloomed its first year. Now that it is potted, it can be controlled and moved to a more spacious location if needed.