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Hands on Gardener: Pruning
     

Hands on Gardener: Pruning

by Robert Kourik
 

SMITH & HAWKEN

THE HANDS-ON GARDENER

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE TO ADVANCED PRUNING.

Espousing a new philosophy of pruning that's based on plant anatomy and growth, this fully illustrated handbook offers a simple, practical approach for succeeding at one of the most unnecessarily intimidating garden tasks. Including:

A Pruner's Lexicon

Overview


SMITH & HAWKEN

THE HANDS-ON GARDENER

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE TO ADVANCED PRUNING.

Espousing a new philosophy of pruning that's based on plant anatomy and growth, this fully illustrated handbook offers a simple, practical approach for succeeding at one of the most unnecessarily intimidating garden tasks. Including:

A Pruner's Lexicon

Stems and trunks, shoots and laterals. Tip buds, dormant buds, leaf vs. flower buds. Suckers, watersprouts, and sports.

When to Prune

Year-round schedule for the modern gardener. Deducing the age of a shoot, branch, or limb. Fall pruning of herbaceous perennials.

The Tools of the Craft and How to Use Them

Clippers, loppers, and the folding handsaw. Orchard ladders. Sharpening and maintenance.

The Methods of Pruning

Simple techniques: pinching back, shearing, disbudding, deadheading. The anatomy of a proper cut. The danger of flush cuts. Notching and ringing.

Robert Kourik is the author of Bob's Honest-to-Goodness Newsletter, devoted to environmentally responsible practices. He has also written on gardening for a range of magazines, and has authored or co-authored seven books on gardening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761108061
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Smith and Hawken the Hands-on Gardener Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet the Author


Robert Kourik has authored or co-authored seven books on gardening and publishes his own gardening newsletter. He lives in California.

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