Well written and easy to understand, An ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PRUNING, Third Edition is filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree’s life. With coverage of numerous different tree species as well as information about the challenges associated with pruning such as disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms, students will be prepared to identify and understand good tree structure and pruning practices. Filled with simple tables, lists, and strategies, this completely updated guide to pruning makes it easy to teach the presented pruning techniques in accordance with nationally recognized ANSI A-300 standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Edward F. Gilman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Presenting the most comprehensive all-in-one full-color tree guide for continental North America! This complete book includes the latest information on the cornerstones of tree management--selection, planting, establishment, fertilization--while giving practical details on over 1,000 species. More than 500 color photos make tree identification realistic and enable students to easily select the right tree for the right landscape. The first text to guide students through the tree selection process, Trees in Urban and Suburban Landscapes is the most complete reference on tree culture and management.
An updated edition of the illustrated guide to pruning is organized around common types of plants, including evergreen and deciduous shrubs, bamboos and tea roses, rhododendrons, camellia wisteria and other vines, and tree species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.
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.
Author: Lewis Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Proper pruning will keep your landscape beautiful and thriving year after year. This authoritative guide includes more than 300 step-by-step illustrations to clearly demonstrate the correct pruning procedures for a variety of trees, shrubs, hedges, vines, and flowers. Lewis Hill offers expert advice on when, how, and why each type of plant should be pruned, safety considerations, and techniques for maintaining your pruning tools. Encouraging you to get creative, Hill even shows you how to shape your own topiaries and train espaliers.
A complete guide to pruning and training fruit trees, with instructions for creating standards, cordons, espaliers, fans, pryamids, bushes and curtains. A useful directory of varieties provides essential information about the best types of fruit to grow.
This essential practical guide aims to take the mystery out of pruning - a gardening task which many gardeners mistakenly believe to be difficult and complicated. It simplifies the job, showing that the correct pruning and training of ornamental and fruiting plants is both easy and also has many rewards, including improved flower and fruit production, healthier plants, improved plant shape, and a tidier garden. Opening with a helpful introduction, which covers basic principles and techniques, useful tools and equipment, and safety considerations, the chapters that follow are arranged by plant type, covering trees, shrubs, climbers and wall shrubs, and roses. Each chapter includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant type in question; how to prune the plant once it is established; and how to undertake renovation pruning. There is also information on specialized pruning and training techniques, such as pruning for ornamental stems, pleaching, pollarding and coppicing. An invaluable A-Z Directory of Ornamental Plants looks at the pruning requirements of a wide range of species on a plant-by-plant basis, explaining when and how to prune. A Fruit section contains chapters on pruning and training tree fruits, including hardy apples and pears, and tender tree fruits, such as olive trees and citrus fruits. There is also a chapter on soft fruit, which covers cane fruit, such as blackberries and raspberries, and bush fruit, including blackcurrants and gooseberries. The books is lavishly illustrated with over 700 inspirational and practical photographs as well as more than 270 specially-commissioned artworks and illustrations. All techniques and projects are shown in close-up step-by-step photography and diagrams to ensure that the tasks are absolutely clear and easy to follow, and making this the only book on the subject that any gardener will ever need.
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.
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.
Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.
With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden. Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.
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.