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The Pruning Book: Completely Revised and Updated

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It sounds simple enough, but pruning can confound even the most competent gardener. This new edition of Tauntons award-winning book explains the dos and donts of cutting back; from humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, readers learn how to make the right cut the first time, every time. With straightforward prose, over 250 photographs, and 135 drawings, this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. The author, Lee Reich, is a respected horticulturist who writes frequently on gardening subjects. Here, he demystifies the timing and techniques that result in the most successful pruning for healthy growth and good form. Updated with the latest information and enhanced illustrations, this book belongs in every gardeners library, whether he or she is a professional, a landscaping veteran, or is pruning for the very first time.

About the Author

Lee Reich holds a doctorate in horticulture and has done extensive research on the subject of pruning. He is the author of several gardening books including Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden and Weedless Gardening, and has contributed to many more. He writes frequently for gardening magazines, including Taunton’s Fine Gardening. He lives in New Paltz, New York.

Table of Contents

 

Why Prune?
Tools of the Trade
Plant Response to Pruning
Deciduous Ornamental Bushes
Deciduous Ornamental Trees
Evergreen Trees and Bushes
Ornamental Vines
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Houseplants
Herbaceous Plants
Pollarding                                                                                 
Pleaching                                                                                 
Topiary                                                             
Standards                                                                                
Mowing                                                                        
Bonsai                                                                        
Espalier           
Glossary of Pruning Terms
Index
Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600850950
Author:
Reich, Lee
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Pruning
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
262 full color photos, 135 drawings
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.78x8.46x.53 in. 1.70 lbs.

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