Essential Pruning Techniques

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

Author: George E. Brown

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469288X

Category: Gardening

Page: 404

View: 4167

“Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias.” —The New York Times Book Review Pruning is an indispensable part of garden maintenance, but it is also one of the most difficult. Successful pruning requires a thorough knowledge of a plant’s growth and flowering habits. In Essential Pruning Techniques Tony Kirkham—the head of the arboretum and gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—shares his decades of knowledge and expertise and expands on the groundbreaking work done by George E. Brown. Step-by-step photographs clearly show the general principles of pruning, and profiles of 379 woody plants include advice on habit, attributes, reasons for pruning, and the best time to prune. Essential Pruning Techniques is a must-have reference for home gardeners and professionals.

The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers

Author: George Ernest Brown

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926132

Category: Gardening

Page: 338

View: 9918

If you are looking for the ultimate reference on pruning, make it this substantially expanded classic.

Essential Pruning Techniques

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

Author: George E. Brown

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469288X

Category: Gardening

Page: 404

View: 547

“Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias.” —The New York Times Book Review Pruning is an indispensable part of garden maintenance, but it is also one of the most difficult. Successful pruning requires a thorough knowledge of a plant’s growth and flowering habits. In Essential Pruning Techniques Tony Kirkham—the head of the arboretum and gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—shares his decades of knowledge and expertise and expands on the groundbreaking work done by George E. Brown. Step-by-step photographs clearly show the general principles of pruning, and profiles of 379 woody plants include advice on habit, attributes, reasons for pruning, and the best time to prune. Essential Pruning Techniques is a must-have reference for home gardeners and professionals.

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697075

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

View: 8703

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Since its original publication twenty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

Niwaki

Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

Author: Jake Hobson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928356

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 7620

Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.

Planting and Maintaining a Tree Collection

Author: Simon Toomer

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929301

Category: Gardening

Page: 183

View: 8947

In this book, Toomer explores the fascinating subject of collecting trees from a historical, practical, and philosophical standpoint and in doing so illuminates the very special relationship that exists between humans and trees. What inspires so many of us to become tree collectors? How do we choose what to collect, and what makes us narrow it down to witch hazels or magnolias? And he looks at the different motivations behind tree collections ranging from aesthetic criteria to collections planted for education value or for scientific research.

The Pruning Book

Author: Lee Reich

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600850952

Category: Gardening

Page: 233

View: 541

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.

The Tree Doctor

A Guide to Tree Care and Maintenance

Author: Daniel Prendergast,Erin Prendergast

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552977422

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 8312

A professional arborist shares his deep knowledge of trees with readers, revealing the secrets to tree placement, choosing a healthy tree from a nursery, and selecting great urban varieties, as well as instructions for planting, pruning, and watering instructions and advice on how to protect trees from disease, pests, and damaging weather. Simultaneous. 12,000 first printing.

Grow a Little Fruit Tree

Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees

Author: Ann Ralph

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428895

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

View: 1721

Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.

Pruning and Training

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465465316

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 6243

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.

The Art of Creative Pruning

Inventive Ideas for Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs

Author: Jake Hobson

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693568

Category: Gardening

Page: 200

View: 7416

Nothing brings a touch of artistry to the garden like ornamental pruning, and a series of deliberate cuts can create landscapes and evoke faraway places. All that's needed to recreate the effect in the garden are a sharp pair of pruners, some imagination, and the instruction found in The Art of Creative Pruning. Drawing on both eastern and western styles, author Jake Hobson moves beyond the traditional lollipops and animals and teaches a wholly new approach to ornamental pruning that appeals to modern sensibilities. Picture boxwoods trimmed into whimsical Russian nesting dolls, hedges inscribed with words, and a tree snipped to resemble the toppling tiers of a wedding cake. These are just a few of the unusual ideas featured in the beautifully photographed pages. All the practical considerations are here as well, including pruning to improve a view, remedial pruning to fix problems, and pruning fruit trees to increase yield.

The Pruning Specialist

The Essential Guide to Caring for Shrubs, Trees, Climbers, Hedges, Conifers, Roses and Fruit Trees

Author: David Squire

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781843306788

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 3201

Getting started -- Shrubs, trees, and climbers -- Hedges and conifers -- Roses -- Fruit.

The Complete Book of Pruning

Author: Duncan Coombs,Peter Blackburne-Maze,Martyn Cracknell,Roger Bentley

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781841881430

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8881

Whether focusing on deadheading or disbudding techniques to produce abundant flowers, cutting back in preparation for winter, clipping fruit trees for increased yield, or shaping topiaries, this book spells out each lesson in detail. The drawings demonstrate the correct approaches to this essential process, and color photographs display precisely pruned plants.

Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Author: Karan Davis Cutler

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538594

Category: Gardening

Page: 119

View: 2700

An illustrated introduction to essential pruning techniques.

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning

What, When, where & how to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden

Author: Cass Turnbull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570614682

Category: Gardening

Page: 317

View: 7863

An updated edition of the author's definitive illustrated guide to pruning is a must-have for gardeners that is organized around common types of plants such as evergreen and deciduous shrubs, bamboos and tea roses, rhododendrons, camellia wisteria and other vines, and tree species from dogwoods to weeping cherries. Original.

Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing

Author: Riccardo Gucci,Claudio Cantini

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643064430

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2813

"Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing summarizes the most up-to-date information available on current pruning techniques and training systems. It specifically addresses the problems faced by growers, professionals and students who are new to olive growing and provides information previously not available in English."--BOOK JACKET.

Essential Perennials

The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen,Thomas Christopher

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693169

Category: Gardening

Page: 452

View: 6622

An A-Z guide offers home gardeners all the information they need to successfully select, plant and grow more than 2,700 perennials to enhance their landscape with texture, shape, bursts of color and form.

Pruning Fruit Trees

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Kath Irvine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473441197

Category: Fruit trees

Page: 75

View: 2691

This is the grown up version of the funny little pruning book Kath Irvine cobbled together a few years ago. A bit of a cringe, in hindsight, but that little book is what got her here. That and Fern Publishing. Together they've gone over and over her writing. Every word has been weighed up. Order and structure and tense challenged. They've walked the line between tidying up her terrible grammar, and retaining her quirky ways. Pruning Fruit Trees has been a big extra to life. The house is super dusty and please don't look in the oven, but it's been worth it. Her focus is on helping beginners, but she also hopes to give experienced pruners new eyes for trees. Calm trees is her overall aim. A less is more approach to cutting with a focus on training as well as pruning. This doesn't mean wild, woolly things that need ladders compact and productive are my guiding lights.

Tree Identification Book

Author: George W. Symonds

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062281453

Category: Gardening

Page: 100

View: 4017

A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.