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Cass Turnbull's guide to pruning what, when, where & how to prune for a more beautiful garden

by Turnbull, Cass, 1951-

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Summary
Nothing about pruning is obvious; in fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive, says expert Cass Turnbull. This second edition of her definitive illustrated guide adds 40 percent new material, with more coverage of different kinds of trees, shrubs, and ground covers and how to prune them for health and aesthetics. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; clematis, wisteria and all those vines; and detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries. In her trademark witty style, Turnbull also addresses tools, landscape renovation, and design errors. Included too are her amusing Ten Commandments for gardeners, which feature such treasures as "Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines."
Contents
Basic Cuts
Selective Pruning Techniques
Suckers and Water Sprouts
Looking For Deadwood
Timing
Pruning Tools
How to Prune Hedges
Principles of Landscape Renovation
The Most Common Design Errors
The Plants
Mounding-Habit Shrubs
Abelia
Boxwood
Burning Bush
Evergreen Azalea
Heath/Heather, Lavender, Rockrose, and Broom
Juniper
Spiraea
Three More Mounders: Escallonia, Mexican Orange, and Flowering Quince
Cane-Growing Shrubs
Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo, Kerria, Oregon Grape, and Julian's Barberry
Forsythia
Hydrangea
Hybrid Tea Roses
Three More Cane-Growers: Butterfly Bush, Mock Orange, and Red Twig Dogwood
Tree-Like Shrubs
Camellia
Cotoneaster
Deciduous Azalea
English Laurel, English Holly, and Photinia
Lilac
Rhododendron
Viburnum x Bodnantense and Beautyberry
Witch Hazel, Doublefile Viburnum, and Winter Hazel
More Tree-Likes: Pieris and Golden Thread Cypress, Smoke Bush, and Other Stick-Ups
Vines
Clematis
Wisteria
Trees
Big Trees
Dogwood
Fruit Trees
Japanese Laceleaf Maple
Japanese Maple
Magnolia
Ornamental Cherry, Crabapple, and Purple-Leaf Plum Trees
Weeping Cherry
Japanese Pruning of Pines
Ground Covers
English Ivy
Hypericum
Salal
Regional Pruning by Plant Habit
Three Views on Sterilizing Your Tools

Additional Information
Subjects Pruning Northwest, Pacific
Pruning
Gardening
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Sasquatch Books2005
2010
Edition 2nd ed.
Other Titles Guide to pruning
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781570617041
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