A recent desert trip prompts the following question: is it state law, or merely a state-wide conspiracy, that requires every Leucophyllum in Arizona to be buzzed into an unnatural shape?
Is the natural shape of a Leucophyllum so grotesque that it needs to be altered? They look like this when you don't trim them:
'Splain. Are these to sit on or something?
Someone with hedge trimmers thought a ground cover plant should be sort of square.
Walrus mustache with Echinocactus eyeballs.
Why not cut these into cubes, too? Did you run out of time? Or is it only Leucophyllums you mutilate?
Oh. I see: you are not very good at cubes.
I'm waiting for an answer here, folks. Law, or conspiracy?
Enjoy additional foliage, no doubt better maintained, via Foliage Follow Up at Digging. And if you insist on shearing your Leucophyllums into sad, sad shapes, I'm going to hunt you down, take photographs of what you have done, and make fun of you, as punishment for your crimes.