This page is Sponsored by:
• A weeper or a spreader that's creeping over a walkway
• A dwarf that is outgrowing your expectations
• A specimen you want to keep beautifully shaped
• A plant whose shape you want to change or reclaim
• A plant that's gotten out of hand and has to be reduced in size.
We're entering prime pruning season right now so we will be out in the field tending our gardens, giving free lessons, and posting illustrated reports here. For instance, thus far:
Below: Gasp! It's the "after" to the photo at top right. No, it's not cut too drastically and yes it will come back fully. (Click to look at that cut's play by play.)
Have a yew that's too chubby for its own good? Want to know how far you can go in clipping it? (See below!) Have other pruning questions? You're in the right place. Send us an email about the plants you want to learn to prune. Include photos if you have them. Consider coming to one of our free hands-on pruning workshops (See our calendar in About Us: Where we're appearing.) Or just watch here where we will post the play by play from those workshops.
Many times we have less change to make or can
follow a more gradual pruning timeline. Then,
cuts are less drastic, or look that way even if they
remove a lot of the plant.
Send us your pruning questions, or come join us in the field to learn hands on. (More about the free workshops called Garden by Janet & Steven, and a calendar of where we're appearing.)
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