Synopses & Reviews
“Gives excellent, thorough advice on what to prune when and how to go about it, with clear, easy-to-read diagrams and lots of them. It will help you achieve full bloom, healthy growth and proper shaping for any kind of shrub or small tree.”—Chicago Tribune
. “A must read which uncovers the basics and theories on the mysteries of pruning.”—Flower & Garden
Think of it as a haircut; with a little snipping and cutting, make your garden look beautiful! Pruning can be a simple and logical process, when you use the correct techniques--like the ones laid out here, covering hundreds of the most popular garden plants. Just follow them, and soon you'll have the lush haven of your dreams right outside your door. Every plant will benefit from this care and attention. Encourage shrubs to produce colorful and longer-lasting flowers. Remove crossing branches from all young trees; and many species require additional trims at particular times of the year. Shape hedges beautifully, so they will become one of the most important and attractive parts of your garden. Train grapevines, and be sure to prune fruit trees, bushes, and canes if you want them to produce good-sized, healthy fruits. Plus: topiary and restoring previously neglected plants!