The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Storey Publishing, Feb 9, 2011 - Gardening - 384 pages
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When should you prune a blackberry bush? How much should you remove? What’s the difference between pinching and heading back? And how can you be sure that you aren’t harming your fragile blossoms? The Pruning Answer Book offers fresh insights to these relevant questions and scores of others. With clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and expert advice, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully prune flowering plants, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, brambles, evergreens, vines, groundcovers, and more.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Improving on Nature
8
Why Prune?
9
When to Prune
27
Tools and Equipment
33
Pruning Practices Right and Wrong
49
Pruning Deciduous Shade Trees
77
Pruning Flowering Trees and Ornamental Shrubs
91
Pruning Hedges
155
Artistic Pruning
173
Pruning Woody Vines and Ground Covers
195
Pruning Fruit Trees
213
Pruning Bush Fruits Brambles and Grapes
267
Pruning Nut Trees
295
Index
366
Copyright

Pruning Evergreens
125

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About the author (2011)

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Penelope O’Sullivan is the author of numerous gardening books and contributor to many magazines, including Country Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home, and several Better Homes and Gardens special interest publications. She has a garden design business in New Hampshire.

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