Now in PDF. A plant by plant pruning guide for perfect results With pruning advice for 180 trees, shrubs and climbers plus 20 popular fruit crops, RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is the only pruning guide in this handy size to tell and show you exactly what you need to do plant by plant. The A-Z organisation helps you find the plant you're looking for fast and the simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams will encourage you to prune with confidence. RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is essential pruning advice for novices and experienced gardeners alike and its handy, compact format make it ideal for putting in your pocket when you're heading to your garden or allotment.
Pruning Plant By Plant is a pruning visual guide in a handy format that covers all of the most popular plants. There is clear text and an artwork for every plant that explains the reasons for pruning and the correct timing, and shows exactly where and how to cut. Formative, remedial, and regular pruning advice tells you how to look after your plants from their first year through to maturity. Detailed artwork and clear photographs show you exactly where to cut, giving gardeners of all abilities the confidence to prune with precision.
Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.
A complete pruning guide, this user friendly reference is packed with professional advice what will ensure the best results for your garden, all year round. Includes an indispensable introduction to tools, equipment, principles and techniques, plus a detailed and carefully selected plant gallery of over 250 plants.
Learn how to prune more than 80 popular plants to get the best display of flowers, foliage, colorful stems, and fruits. Pruning is probably the area of gardening that causes the most anxiety to the average gardener. Many books add to that anxiety with illustrations that show completely different plants from those in the reader's own garden, or directions that use complex terms without explaining them. In contrast, this plant-by-plant guide demonstrates the correct pruning technique for 80 of the most widely planted trees and shrubs, with photographs and instructions that are so clear they will inspire confidence in even the novice gardener. Read The Pruner's Bible by Steve Bradley to discover: o Basic rights and wrongs about making cuts-with information clearly photographed in step-by-step sequence o What tools to buy and how to look after them-and how to choose the right tool for each job o What to do with the prunings-the pros and cons of shredding, burning, bagging, and composting o How to select young trees and shrubs that will grow into well-shaped specimens-with little or no pruning required Covering shrubs, climbers, roses, and ornamental and fruit trees, with separate sections on hedges, topiary, and special techniques, this outstanding guide will remain a bible of pruning for years to come.
Featuring more than 800 plants, Pruning and Training is a freshly redesigned and fully comprehensive guide to cultivating your perfect garden. Pruning and Training has step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. With its practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, Pruning and Training displays information in an easy-to-follow format and has guides to specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs. Learn the basic training techniques for climbing plants and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.
Many home gardeners are mystified about when and how much to prune, fertilize, and water their plants. This is especially true of native plants, because many require different approaches to ahieve optimal growth. Eric Johnson, a landscape maintenance troubleshooter with more than 55 years of experience, shares his insights on plant care. Designed especially for gardeners in California and the Southwest, Johnson's guide covers everything a gardener needs to know in order to maintain a beautiful landscape. Johnson tells how to plant and care for more than 300 varieties of native and adapted plants; how to water, fertilize, and combat weeds; how to control garden pests and diseases without chemicals; even how to make compost. A Master Flowering and Pruning Chart shows at a glance when plants flower and when to prune. Color photos and detailed illustrations help take the uncertainties out of plant care and point the way toward more beautiful landscaping.
Help your trees, shrubs, and vines look and yield their best by making the right cut every time. 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.
Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.
It sounds simple enough, but pruning can confound even the most competent gardener. This new edition of Taunton's award-winning book explains the do's and don'ts of cutting back; from humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, readers learn how to make the right cut the first time, every time. With straightforward prose, over 250 photographs, and 135 drawings, this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. The author, Lee Reich, is a respected horticulturist who writes frequently on gardening subjects. Here, he demystifies the timing and techniques that result in the most successful pruning for healthy growth and good form. Updated with the latest information and enhanced illustrations, this book belongs in every gardener's library, whether he or she is a professional, a landscaping veteran, or is pruning for the very first time.
Do you have an old grapevine that needs training? A forsythia that has become too leggy? Evergreen shrubs that threaten to push through your first-floor windows? Have you just purchased a new home and feel mystified by the pruning chores ahead? If so, help is here in Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines. Pruning is one of the best things you can do for your plants and trees, if it's done the right way. When pruned regularly and properly, your plants stay vibrantly healthy. Flowering shrubs and vines produce more blossoms, fruit trees and berry patches yield more fruit, and hedges and evergreens remain full and well-shaped. Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines offers all the advice you need to start pruning fruit and shade trees, evergreens, grape vines, berry bushes, ornamental shrubs and vines, hedges, and roses like a professional. You'll learn how, where, and when to prune as well as what tools to use. For quick reference you'll find a pruning timetable, a condensed plant-by-plant pruning guide, and an A-to-Z glossary of pruning terms.
This essential practical guide aims to take the mystery out of pruning - a gardening task which many gardeners mistakenly believe to be difficult and complicated. It simplifies the job, showing that the correct pruning and training of ornamental and fruiting plants is both easy and also has many rewards, including improved flower and fruit production, healthier plants, improved plant shape, and a tidier garden. Opening with a helpful introduction, which covers basic principles and techniques, useful tools and equipment, and safety considerations, the chapters that follow are arranged by plant type, covering trees, shrubs, climbers and wall shrubs, and roses. Each chapter includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant type in question; how to prune the plant once it is established; and how to undertake renovation pruning. There is also information on specialized pruning and training techniques, such as pruning for ornamental stems, pleaching, pollarding and coppicing. An invaluable A-Z Directory of Ornamental Plants looks at the pruning requirements of a wide range of species on a plant-by-plant basis, explaining when and how to prune. A Fruit section contains chapters on pruning and training tree fruits, including hardy apples and pears, and tender tree fruits, such as olive trees and citrus fruits. There is also a chapter on soft fruit, which covers cane fruit, such as blackberries and raspberries, and bush fruit, including blackcurrants and gooseberries. The books is lavishly illustrated with over 700 inspirational and practical photographs as well as more than 270 specially-commissioned artworks and illustrations. All techniques and projects are shown in close-up step-by-step photography and diagrams to ensure that the tasks are absolutely clear and easy to follow, and making this the only book on the subject that any gardener will ever need.
Topiary is the art of clipping shrubs into ornamental forms. Almost any shape can be created - from birds to battleships. This is a complete guide for those new to topiary, with practical and easy-to-follow instruction on tools, design and preparation, training and pruning. It includes many ideas for archways, box hedges, cubes and pyramids, wall sculptures and a range of animals, and it also provides a listing of suitable shrubs. The illustrations include many step-by-step drawings.
Shows how to prune most garden and indoor plants, including roses, climbing and wall plants, shrubs, hedges, vines, trees, and offers tips and techniques on what types of tools to use
A clear and expert how-to guide to pruning and training ornamental and fruiting plants, with 970 informative photographs and illustrations, and a directory of plants and how to prune them. A helpful introduction, covering basic principles and techniques, is followed by chapters arranged by plant type. Each one includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant type in question, how to prune, and how to undertake renovation pruning. An invaluable A-Z directory of ornamental plants looks at the pruning requirements of a wide range of species on a plant-by-plant basis, explaining when and how to prune. All techniques and projects are shown in close-up step-by-step photography and diagrams, making this an essential book on the subject for any gardener.
When is the right time of year to prune? How much of the plant should be removed? Which tools should you use and what other factors influence the pruning process? for many plants, correct pruning is vital for the best flowers and fruit; for others, pruning can create a more pleasing shape, or prolong the life of a tree or shrub. Many gardeners approach pruning with some trepidation, but PLANT PRUNING A TO Z demystifies the process and clearly describes the basics. There is also information on specific techniques for pruning fruit trees, hedges, shrubs and climbers. The comprehensive A to Z section gives concise information on the pruning of over 200 popular ornamental p-plants including a general plant description, when to prune, tips for encouraging flowers or new growth and propagation. With easy-to-access sections and tables of general pruning information, PLANT PRUNING A TO Z is the ideal garden reference book for everyone who wants to make the most of their trees and shrubs.
The best groomed and most productive garden is easy when you know how your plants work and what to prune when.
First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today’s horticultural scene, adding plants and ideas that were little known when the book first appeared. Lavishly illustrated with 200 new color photographs, drawings, maps, and charts, this concise and easy-to-use reference covers trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, grasses, and vines, and includes a plant selection guide for quick reference. The authors, whose combined experience spans six decades, take California’s summer-dry climate and restricted water supplies into account and provide helpful notes on companion plants and gardening with wildlife. Practical and informative, Growing California Native Plants is a valuable reference for gardeners everywhere in California and an enjoyable book simply to explore.