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Are You Petrified of Pruning?
Pruning is one of the best things you can do for your plants, if it's done the right way. Now renowned nurseryman and author Lewis Hill shows you how to shear without fear in Pruning Made Easy. More than 300 step-by-step illustrations demonstrate the proper techniques for pruning many varieties of plants including trees, shrubs, bushes, hedges, vines, and flowers.
With Pruning Made Easy you will learn:
*Exactly when, how, and why various plants should be pruned
* Artistic pruning techniques used to make topiary, espalier, and cordons
* Methods of using and caring for pruning tools and equipment
* How to prune safely
Trusted nurseryman and author Lewis Hill helps readers overcome their fears with one of the most authoritative and complete pruning manuals available. Hill outlines the many reasons for pruning and explains the different methods used for each purpose. Over 300 two-color illustrations.
The author of Secrets of Plant Propagation returns with this revised edition of his book Pruning Simplified. This edition contains more than 300 step-by-step illustrations.
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."
Table of Contents
1 Reasons to Prune
2 Tools and Equipment
3 Pruning Methods
4 Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
5 Shade Trees
6 Pruning Evergreens
7 Pruning Hedges
8 Artistic Pruning
9 Pruning Fruit Trees
10 Pruning Small Fruits
11 Nut Trees
12 Vines and Ground Covers
13 Garden Plants and Houseplants