Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's popular Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey's outlet sale Gardening Skills Illustrated) online sale

Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's popular Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey's outlet sale Gardening Skills Illustrated) online sale

Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener's popular Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey's outlet sale Gardening Skills Illustrated) online sale

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Proper pruning will keep your landscape beautiful and thriving year after year. This authoritative guide includes more than 300 step-by-step illustrations to clearly demonstrate the correct pruning procedures for a variety of trees, shrubs, hedges, vines, and flowers. Lewis Hill offers expert advice on when, how, and why each type of plant should be pruned, safety considerations, and techniques for maintaining your pruning tools. Encouraging you to get creative, Hill even shows you how to shape your own topiaries and train espaliers.

From Booklist

Another volume in Storey''s useful Gardening Skills Illustrated series, Hill''s book offers techniques on pruning just about everything that grows: ornamental trees and shrubs, shade trees, fruit trees, small fruits (such as grapes and berries), nut trees, evergreens, hedges, vines and groundcovers, garden plants, and houseplants. In a chapter titled "Artistic Pruning," Hill gives instructions on topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric forms, arches, and animals, and on espalier, the art of pruning trees, shrubs, and vines into a variety of shapes. Other tree-shaping techniques covered are pollarding, coppicing, and Japanese-style pruning. To include 300 step-by-step color illustrations. George Cohen

From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

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.

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