Synopses & Reviews
Includes specific pruning methods for ornamental bushes, evergreens, ornamental vines, and edible fruit and nut trees. Not only covers specialized pruning methods such as bonsai and topiary, but takes a fresh look at such routine pruning chores as mowing a lawn.
About the Author
Lee Reich is an author, lecturer, and consultant whose books include "The Pruning Book" and "Weedless Gardening". Reich grows a broad assortment of fruit plants in his own garden, which has been featured in the "New York Times, Organic Gardening", and "Martha Stewart Living".
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.