The American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training

The American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training

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by Christopher Brickell, David Joyce
     
 
Guidance from the experts! How to prune & train more than 800 trees, shrubs, roses, fruits & climbing plants.

Whether you are planning a new garden, wondering how to bring back a neglected tree or shrub, or want to develop areas of special interest, AHS Pruning & Training contains all the techniques you need in easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations.

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Guidance from the experts! How to prune & train more than 800 trees, shrubs, roses, fruits & climbing plants.

Whether you are planning a new garden, wondering how to bring back a neglected tree or shrub, or want to develop areas of special interest, AHS Pruning & Training contains all the techniques you need in easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations.

Is there a correct time to prune evergreen trees and shrubs? AHS Pruning & Training advises you when to prune — and when not to prune — all the plants in your garden.

How do you decide whether to prune a shrub or replace it? Every entry in the A-to-Z plant-by-plant sections tells you if renewing neglected or overgrown specimens is worthwhile.

How do you judge whether pruning an overgrown tree is a job for a professional? AHS Pruning & Training tells you when expert help is a safer choice for you and your plants.

How do you stop climbing roses from becoming bare at the base? Learn how simple adjustments in training techniques can prevent common problems and enhance flowering performance, resulting in superb effects and displays.

Destined to become the standard work on the subject, AHS Pruning & Training is the practical handbook gardeners have been waiting for.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
DK's exceptional manual uses clear text and wonderful photos to instruct readers on the pruning and training of ornamental trees, fruit trees, shrubs, soft fruits, climbing plants, and roses. Each section has basic information on techniques as well as plant profiles. (LJ 9/1/96) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564583314
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
AHS Practical Guides Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.99(d)

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The American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gardening_in_Seattle More than 1 year ago
How interesting can a book on pruning & training be? Of all the books I've ever owned on gardening, this book stands far above the others. The techniques are amply illustrated with excellent photography showing the ultimate outcome of your efforts. If you want your garden to really stand out, and are willing to spend a little time spread out over a few years, there is no better book to inspire you to be a gardening artist. It also spends the appropriate amount of time on the very basics of pruning...how, why, when.
phoebes More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be profoundly interested to someone who has a large orchard and garden. I will be using it as a reference book.