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Help your plant stay healthy and grow heartily! Pruning corrects defects, improves a plant's vigor, enhances the natural shape, and maintains a balance between foliage, branch and stems, and root system. To do the job right, you must understand how plants grow, bear fruit and flowers, become active and lie dormant. Sections cover roots and foliage, trunks and branches, and shapes and forms. Learn about plants' natural defenses and the internal structure that isolates various sections of the tree from one another. Recognize "distress signals" that can alert you to parasites and illness. Search the extensive list, plant by plant, through trees, shrubs, and climbers, and get advice on training, pruning at the time of and after planting, and pruning to neaten shape, maintain, and regenerate a plant. Carefully explained techniques and bountiful pictures show you how to cut flush to the ground and how to take care of those plants that need only infrequent cutting.
Pruning keeps plants healthy--and to do the job properly, you must understand how they grow, bear fruit and flowers, become active and lie dormant. Search through the extensive plant list to get advice on training, improving shape, and maintaining and regenerating a plant. Sections cover roots, foliage, trunks, branches, shapes, and forms, while carefully explained techniques and bountiful pictures show how to cut flush to the ground and take care of plants that need infrequent cutting.
Pruning keeps plants healthy, and to do the job properly, you must understand how they grow, bear fruit and flowers, become active, and lie dormant. and#8220;Iand#8217;ve reviewed lots of pruning books over the years, and this one is a winner. The text is simple, interesting and informative. The colored drawings and photos illustrate how to properly prune shrubs, climbers, hedges and trees.and#8221;and#8212;Rocky Mountain News.
A simple user-friendly guide to all aspects of pruning. Expert guidance is provided on how and when to prune all the major types of plants, from adult trees and small shrubs to roses, clematis and fruit. Every technique is explained in full and clearly illustrated with step-by-step drawings.