The Pruning Book

The Pruning Book

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by Lee Reich
     
 

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Every gardener knows that pruning makes plants healthier, more fruitful, and more beautiful. But most gardeners wince at the thought of pruning. In The Pruning Book, master horticulturist Lee Reich provides a remedy for "fear of pruning," making this dreaded task almost fun. In easy-to-read, engaging language, Reich gives specific methods for pruning hundreds of

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Every gardener knows that pruning makes plants healthier, more fruitful, and more beautiful. But most gardeners wince at the thought of pruning. In The Pruning Book, master horticulturist Lee Reich provides a remedy for "fear of pruning," making this dreaded task almost fun. In easy-to-read, engaging language, Reich gives specific methods for pruning hundreds of species from the cold climates to the tropics. He covers every type of plant, from ornamental bushes, evergreens, ornamental vines, and edible fruit and nut trees to houseplants. For those with special pruning interests Reich also gives time-tested advice for bonsai, topiary, espalier, and pleaching. He even takes a fresh look at such routine chores as mowing a lawn, including his own strategy for creating "lawn nouveau." With this witty and useful reference, any gardener can learn to like pruning.

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  Reviews of the previous edition: “With its straightforward prose and diagram, "The Pruning Book" is a good antidote to ‘pruning panic’, an affliction known to experienced and novice gardeners alike.” "Country Living Gardener"   “Reich does a super job of simplifying what can be a confusing topic. . .Lots of pictures and sketches help immensely…At last someone has laid out the ground rules to decipher the mess once and for all.” —"Sunday Patriot-News"   “A more detailed approach and covers a wide variety of plants. . . Of particular value are the explanations of timing and techniques for pruning deciduous ornamental bushes.” —"Detroit" News and Free Press"   “The author is an accomplished horticulturist and garden writer, and he melds these two talents to achieve a book that is both informative and easy to read…This book should be in the library of all serious gardeners and landscape maintain

Reviews of the previous edition: "With its straightforward prose and diagram, "The Pruning Book" is a good antidote to 'pruning panic', an affliction known to experienced and novice gardeners alike." "Country Living Gardener" "Reich does a super job of simplifying what can be a confusing topic. . .Lots of pictures and sketches help immensely...At last someone has laid out the ground rules to decipher the mess once and for all." —"Sunday Patriot-News" "A more detailed approach and covers a wide variety of plants. . . Of particular value are the explanations of timing and techniques for pruning deciduous ornamental bushes." —"Detroit" News and Free Press" "The author is an accomplished horticulturist and garden writer, and he melds these two talents to achieve a book that is both informative and easy to read...This book should be in the library of all serious gardeners and landscape maintainers."—"HortScience"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561581603
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Lee Reich is an author, lecturer, and consultant whose books include "The Pruning Book" and "Weedless Gardening". Reich grows a broad assortment of fruit plants in his own garden, which has been featured in the "New York Times, Organic Gardening", and "Martha Stewart Living".

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Pruning Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have any ornamental or fruiting trees or shrubs, this book will be useful to you. Reich has done the research, and done the jobs he describes, and writes concisely and accurately. Well-chosen photographs are valuable illustrations of the tools, techniques, and details of good pruning.
Gomezmsp More than 1 year ago
I truly liked this purchase.