Tamamono: Rounded shrubs *(FAQ)
while I'm waiting for hibernation to set in, a short question:
would anyone know the historic origins of the rounded shrubs commonly used in Japanese gardens,.. tama-mono, sheared shrubs..
I'm curious when they first came into use, why, what,- if anything they do for the landscape, or possibly represent if anything, when to use them, when not to. How should they be pruned? champagne glass? or short muffins? like snow cones?
Are all shrubs to be pruned this way? why?
any information or thoughts come to mind? since these seem to be a 'most common item of the garden'.
*pls. think FAQ thread to resource
...and I thank many for the kind thoughts and words, the Vet was out, the mare is recovering and after some persuasion has agreed to stop being bait.