A look at the gardening section of any large bookstore or library will reveal a plethora of pruning books to choose from, but if you select Pruning, Clipping with Confidence, you’ll have acquired not just another book, but a unique and valuable pruning tool. Its first 37 pages are devoted to explaining the physiology of tree and shrub growth in other words, how plants grow in their natural state and what each growth pattern reveals to the educated eye. This understanding, coupled with observation of specific plants over a year or so, will allow even novice gardeners to prune almost anything even if they don’t know the name of the plant!
This clear and readable text is accompanied by numerous pen-and-ink illustrations which show the growth of each plant before it’s pruned; added hash-marks demonstrate where to cut, and additional drawings indicate how the plant will grow after it’s pruned.
Along the way readers will also find a number of “sidebar” boxes on pruning-related topics of special interest. Examples include: “No Pruning Required,” “Evergreen Hedges for Cold-Winter Climates,” “Evergreen Vines,” “Summer Pruning to Avoid Disease” and many more.
This 170-page book contains 113 illustrations and 39 sidebar boxes of condensed and special information.
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