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Pruning Made Easy

Item #H1093, Paperback 218 pages
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A Gardener’s Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees

by Lewis Hill

Get ready to prune with confidence. Pruning is one of the best things you can do to keep your landscape in great shape. This guide describes basic pruning and training methods for a wide range of trees, plants, flowers, and vines. You’ll even find artistic pruning techniques, from pruning your own bonsai to training an espalier. These easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by useful illustrations, which will help you discover why, when, and how to prune.

Paperback, 218 pages.

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I moved into a home on 2 1/2 acres. There are two apple trees and two cherry. I don't know what kind they are. They have these spralling long branches. Even I know they need pruning. I want to do it correctly.
Lydia R on Nov 8, 2016
I moved into a home on 2 1/2 acres. There are two apple trees and two cherry. I don't know what kind they are. They have these spralling long branches. Even I know they need pruning. I want to do it correctly.
Lydia R on Nov 8, 2016
to learn how to prune
Andrea C on May 8, 2016
to learn how to prune
Andrea C on May 8, 2016
Do these pruning techniques apply to pecan trees?
Dennis on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Certainly. A pecan tree is just another fruitwood.

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Home grown Fruit growers Salvation
I live in south western Montana and am retired, so maybe naturally. I took a liking to growing some fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately I do not have the time or energy to grow a lot of I concentrated on some fruits. Namely I planted several varieties of grapes, a honey crisp apple tree, a reliance peach, and a grafted pear tree.
The grape vines I soon learned needed some special attention each year for several years to insure a good and healthy harvest. While searching the internet for information and guidance, I quickly became confused about how to prune them for best appearance and growth That's when Stark Brothers came through with the book "Pruning Made Easy"

I soon learned how to address the pruning issues of when, how and how much to prune and my confidence soared. My vines are all doing well and filling out my arbor in grand fashion.

The apple, peach and pear tree are producing well; in fact I have about three times as many fruits as I think the trees can ripen in this short growing season. The book gives me guidance on what to do about that.

The book is easy to read and has a complete story of what to do, what problems may come up and how to proceed. I would be lost without it.

In fact it even has a chapter on specialty pruning and shaping of ornamental plants. I found that quite helpful with my poodle cut pine tree and shaped the dwarf Austrian pines to add a touch of the unusual to my front yard.
The book is thorough, to the point and accurate. And it covers just about everything about the pruning process for most Trees and other plants as well. This is information you need to know to keep your plants and trees looking their best and growing well.

I highly recommend this book for every home. Thank you Stark Brothers for bringing it into your catalog.
July 11, 2016
1 year ago
Pruning Made Easy
I didn't learn too much from the book and it is not too well organized! Too, it leaves out some info in the areas I know something about, so it makes me wonder what's missing in others. Generally - not worth the $.
March 13, 2016
1 year ago
very basic instruction.was hoping for more detailed info. would not by had I known this
May 7, 2016
1 year ago
good book
Just what I wanted...excellent for small time gardner, helps with my small orchard, garden and berry and rose bushes.
May 16, 2016
over 3 years ago
good book
We re the beginner, just planted our trees 2 years ago (still planting). This book is very good, highly recommend
April 16, 2016
1 year ago
Pruning Made Easy book
I bought the book as a gift for my daughter and she has used it quite a few times at her new house.
June 22, 2016
1 year ago
Pruning mAde easy
Easy to read , large print too!! Very helpful to prune at right time and place for each type tree or shrub. Highly recommend.
May 12, 2017
8 months ago
Less than hoped for
I have to say I found the book lacking on depth. They took a shotgun approach giving a little information on a large number of plants. I was looking for something more in depth and more specific. Quite honestly I found the Stark Bros. website to be more helpful.
August 16, 2017
3 months ago
Great Book on Pruning Everything
I have been pruning trees and shrubs for years. In some ways it is a nice refresher course but it also covers many other pruning challenges such as artistic pruning of hedges, bonsai, roots, etc. and the necessary tools. I also love the detailed illustrations. I highly recommend this book to beginners as well as experienced gardeners.
February 9, 2017
9 months ago
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