How to Prune Trees & Shrubs
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How to Prune Trees & Shrubs

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In order to help readers confidently prune trees, shrubs, roses, vines, and other woody plants in their landscape, How to Prune Trees and Shrubs stresses the importance of determining the unique needs of each plant and then developing a plan before pruning it. It helps readers develop the skill and knowledge they need, whether they're motivated gardeners tending a variety of woody plants or beginners who simply want to maintain a new landscape with as little effort as possible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • 1612125808
  • 9781612125800
  • 643,727

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Make the Right Cut Every Time
Help your trees, shrubs, and vines look and yield their best. Whether you are hoping for more flowers or fruit, trying to create a dense screen, or struggling to manage out-of-control growth, there is a pruning technique to achieve your goals. Expert gardener Barbara Ellis explains how a plant responds to pruning, how and when to use basic cuts, and what tools to use. Her plant-by-plant guide will give you the confidence you need to make that first cut.
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About Barbara Ellis

Barbara W. Ellis is a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong gardener. She is the author of many gardening books, including The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book, Deckscaping, Shady Retreats, and Covering Ground. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from the Ohio State University, Columbus, and a B.A. from Kenyon College. She has worked as managing editor at Rodale Press and as publications director for the American Horticultural Society and is affiliated with the Hardy Plant Society Mid-Atlantic Group, the Garden Writers Association, and the Perennial Plant Association. She lives and gardens in Maryland, where she and her husband live in a renovated "green" home with an assortment of rescued dogs, cats, and parrots. Her garden, which is managed organically and designed to be wildlife-friendly, features a wide range of ornamentals, herbs, and edibles for both sun and shade.
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