Pruning: An Illustrated Guide

Pruning: An Illustrated Guide

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DIVLifelong gardener Judy Lowe gives you the knowledge to make the right cut the first time./divDIV /divDIVAca‚nA“Pruning panicAca‚n? is an all-too-familiar feeling among even experienced gardeners, but itAca‚na„cs especially prevalent among those of us who are new to the practice. In Pruning: An Illustrated Guide, award-winning gardening writer Judy Lowe imparts over two decades of expertise, focusing on the most common backyard pruning needs for the most commonly grown landscape plants. From trees and shrubs to hydrangeas, azaleas, roses, and other perennials, Lowe takes an in-depth approach to all the pruning essentials. Throughout the book, her advice is accompanied by brilliantly detailed step-by-step line drawings that clearly demonstrate where and how to make precise, effective cuts. Lowe removes all intimidation from the pruning process: beyond the craft itself, youAca‚na„cll gain an understanding of the basic science behind plant growth, why plants need pruning, when theyAca‚na„cll need it, and how pruning techniques can vary between plant species. So the next time you pick up a pruning saw or a pair of loppers, panic will be the furthest thing from your mindAca‚na€and from your garden./diva choice of cutting devices. Still, the two- ... Plants like sharp pruning tools because clean cuts heal fastest. You need a ... Before using a whetstone, make sure it is thoroughly wet by soaking it in either lightweight oil or water. Then, when youanbsp;...

Title:Pruning: An Illustrated Guide
Author:Lee Reich
Publisher:Taunton Press - 1999-01-01


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