Pruning An Illustrated Guide: Foolproof Methods for Shaping and Trimming Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and More

Pruning by Judy Lowe

An Illustrated Guide: Foolproof Methods for Shaping and Trimming Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and More

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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865629
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Lifelong gardener Judy Lowe gives you the knowledge to make the right cut the first time. "Pruning panic" is an all-too-familiar feeling among even experienced gardeners, but it's especially prevalent among those of us who are new to the practice. In Pruning: An Illustrated Guide, award-winning gardening writer Judy Lowe imparts over two decades of expertise, focusing on the most common backyard pruning needs for the most commonly grown landscape plants. From trees and shrubs to hydrangeas, azaleas, roses, and other perennials, Lowe takes an in-depth approach to all the pruning essentials. Throughout the book, her advice is accompanied by brilliantly detailed step-by-step line drawings that clearly demonstrate where and how to make precise, effective cuts. Lowe removes all intimidation from the pruning process: beyond the craft itself, you'll gain an understanding of the basic science behind plant growth, why plants need pruning, when they'll need it, and how pruning techniques can vary between plant species. So the next time you pick up a pruning saw or a pair of loppers, panic will be the furthest thing from your mind--and from your garden.

Judy Lowe (Columbia, SC) has loved gardening her whole life and has been writing about it for more than twenty-five years. Lowe has been the garden editor of many newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and, most recently, the Christian Science Monitor in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been very active in the Garden Writers Association, a garden writers group consisting of more than 2,000 members, having served on the board for fourteen years and as president for two years. Lowe's eleven previous books include several for Cool Springs Press--Herbs!: Creative Herb Garden Themes and Projects (2011), Tennessee & Kentucky Gardener's Guide (2005), and Month-by-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky (2003)--as well as Ortho's All About Pruning (Ortho, 2009). Judy has been honored numerous times by the Garden Writer's Association, the National Garden Bureau, and many other gardening groups.
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865629
Illustrations: 57 photos & 59 illustrations
Size: 7 in x 10 in x 0.5 in / 177.8 mm x 254 mm x 12.7 mm
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