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Most gardeners know that pruning — whether of raspberry bushes, house plants, roses, or apple trees — is one of the best things they can do for their plants. Done right, it can strengthen and rejuvenate a plant, encourage production of fruit, even increase the value of a home. A little knowledge of pruning, however, can be a dangerous thing, ending all too often in deformity or destruction of a beloved plant.

Now a professional nurseryman Lewis Hill has updated his classic pruning guide, giving everyone from orchard owner to indoor plant enthusiast straightforward instructions on the art and craft of pruning trees, shrubs, bushes, hedges, vines, flowers, garden plants, house plants, and bonsai.

His basic premise remains the same — pruning should be done for the right reason, in the right way, and at the right time. A little blue spruce, for example, might be pruned one way if it will serve as an outdoor Christmas tree by the front steps and another if it will grow in a row to screen out neighbors. Drawing on years of experience, Hill shows how to match method to purpose.

The book features:

  • More than 100 clear, easy-to-follow illustrations

  • An overview of pruning methods

  • A chapter for each tree category — ornamental, fruit, shade, evergreen, and nut

  • A guide to pruning tools and equipment, including safety tips

  • Artistic pruning — topiary, espalier, cordons, and more
  • About the Author

    The late Lewis Hill was a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He was the author or co-author of 15 books that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of their "75 Great Garden Books."

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    How to Use This Book

    Chapter 1 Pruning with a Clear Conscience

    Chapter 2 Pruning with a Purpose

    Chapter 3 Pruning Tools and Equipment

    Chapter 4 Pruning Methods

    Chapter 5 Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

    Chapter 6 Pruning Shade Trees

    Chapter 7 Pruning Evergreens

    Chapter 8 Pruning Hedges

    Chapter 9 Artistic Pruning

    Chapter 10 Pruning Fruit Trees

    Chapter 11 Pruning Small Fruits

    Chapter 12 Pruning Nut Trees

    Chapter 13 Pruning Vines and Ground Covers

    Chapter 14 Pruning Garden Plants and Houseplants

    Chapter 15 Pruning Bonsai

    Chapter 16 Pruning Forest Trees


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    Hill, Lewis
    Storey Publishing, LLC
    Pownal, Vt. :
    Edition Number:
    Updated ed.
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    Series Volume:
    no. 21
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    Grade Level:
    8 1/2 x 11
    10.95x8.52x.57 in. 1.38 lbs.

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