Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning: What, When, Where & How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden

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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; ...
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Overview

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."
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"There are many pruning guidebooks available, but only one (this one!) by the founder of PlantAmnesty. . . . goes far beyond the basic commandments. . . . we found the drawings particularly helplful." —HortIdeas "Get a copy of Cass Turnbull’s Guide t
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570614682
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cass Turnbull is the humorous voice of PlantAmnesty, giving indispensable pruning advice through the organization's newsletter. Both she and Kate Allen live in Seattle.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    Funny, interesting, & The best pruning info ever

    I prune & train others to prune for a living. This is the best book I've found on the subject. I reccomend it highly to all of my students. She speaks from years of experience, seeing the effects poor pruning has on future growth of the plants She gives simple, easy to understand instructions, spiced with her unigue humor & wit. The only pruning book that you'll read from cover to cover, & not want to put it down.

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