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SMITH and HAWKEN

THE HANDS-ON GARDENER

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE TO ADVANCED PRUNING.

Espousing a new philosophy of pruning that's based on plant anatomy and growth, this fully illustrated handbook offers a simple, practical approach for succeeding at one of the most unnecessarily intimidating garden tasks. Including:

A Pruner's Lexicon

Stems and trunks, shoots and laterals. Tip buds, dormant buds, leaf vs. flower buds. Suckers, watersprouts, and sports.

When to Prune

Year-round schedule for the modern gardener. Deducing the age of a shoot, branch, or limb. Fall pruning of herbaceous perennials.

The Tools of the Craft and How to Use Them

Clippers, loppers, and the folding handsaw. Orchard ladders. Sharpening and maintenance.

The Methods of Pruning

Simple techniques: pinching back, shearing, disbudding, deadheading. The anatomy of a proper cut. The danger of flush cuts. Notching and ringing.

Robert Kourik is the author of Bob's Honest-to-Goodness Newsletter, devoted to environmentally responsible practices. He has also written on gardening for a range of magazines, and has authored or co-authored seven books on gardening.

Synopsis:

Pruning takes a two-part approach to demystifying a task that fills many gardeners with trepidation. Part one covers the fundamentals of how plants grow and how to apply that knowledge to pruning; part two is a plant guide that covers the art of pruning and shaping, featuring profuse step-by-step illustrations.

Synopsis:

Long considered one of the most daunting tasks in the garden, pruning is first and foremost a simple caretaking craft. And armed with the information in this book plus a rudimentary set of tools, it is a skill that any gardener can easily learn.

From the fundamentals of plant structure and the dynamics of growth through a specimen-by-specimen illustrated guide to 50 plants, trees, and shrubs, Pruning is a complete tutorial.

It shows how to make a cut that protects the plant from invasive diseases and promotes natural healing; how to cut and shape during a plant's infancy to minimize pruning in its maturity; when to prune, and why to prune during seasons once considered off-limits.

About the Author

Robert Kourik has authored or co-authored seven books on gardening and publishes his own gardening newsletter. He lives in California.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

A PRUNER'S LEXICON to HOW PLANTS WORK

Plant Basics

Buds

Flowering

Tree Shapes

WHEN to PRUNE

Deducing Age

The "Seasons" of Flowering

Spring Pruning

Summer Pruning

Fall Pruning of Herbaceous Perennials

Winter Pruning

THE TOOLS of the CRAFT and HOW to USE THEM

Basic Tools

Extra Tools for Special Jobs

THE METHODS of PRUNING

Simple Techniques

The Anatomy of a Proper Cut

How to Cut

Special Measures to Encourage Growth

METHODS for SHAPING

Arching

Spreading

PLANT-by-PLANT PRUNING

Roses

Perennials

Vines

Hedges

Shrubs

Trees

Fruit and Nut Trees

Espalier

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761108061
Other:
Kourik, Robert
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Author:
Kourik, Robert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardening and horticulture
Subject:
Pruning
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Smith & Hawken the Hands-On Gardener
Series Volume:
GTR-149
Publication Date:
19970106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.90x5.26x.64 in. .65 lbs.

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Pruning takes a two-part approach to demystifying a task that fills many gardeners with trepidation. Part one covers the fundamentals of how plants grow and how to apply that knowledge to pruning; part two is a plant guide that covers the art of pruning and shaping, featuring profuse step-by-step illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Long considered one of the most daunting tasks in the garden, pruning is first and foremost a simple caretaking craft. And armed with the information in this book plus a rudimentary set of tools, it is a skill that any gardener can easily learn.

From the fundamentals of plant structure and the dynamics of growth through a specimen-by-specimen illustrated guide to 50 plants, trees, and shrubs, Pruning is a complete tutorial.

It shows how to make a cut that protects the plant from invasive diseases and promotes natural healing; how to cut and shape during a plant's infancy to minimize pruning in its maturity; when to prune, and why to prune during seasons once considered off-limits.

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