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The late Lewis Hill gardened for more than 55 years in northern Vermont on the farm where his family had lived for 200 years. He was a prolific and beloved gardening author; his 15 titles (many written in collaboration with his wife, Nancy Hill) have over 500,000 copies in print. Penelope O’Sullivan is the author of The Homeowner’s Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook and many other gardening and home landscaping books. She also writes for a variety of magazines, including Country Home, Traditional Home, and Better Homes and Gardens. She lives with her family near the New Hampshire seacoast, where she runs a garden design firm.
pruning Answer Book
Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask
Lewis HiLL & Lewis HiLL & PeneLoPe o’suLLivan PeneLoPe o’suLLivan
The Pruning Answer Book
Two-color; illustrations throughout 400 pages; 4⁄/™ x 6‹/• Flexibind with paper spine: $14.95 US / $18.95 CAN ISBN: 978-1-60342-710-4; No. 62710
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Home Gardeners & Backyard Do-It-Yourselfers WANT TO KNOW…
“HOW DO I PRUNE MY TREES, SHRUBS & PERENNIALS…ornamental
trees...shade trees…evergreens…hedges…fruit trees…nut trees…vines…ground covers…houseplants…and more… THE RIGHT WAY!?!”
EVERYTHING every homeowner needs to know about PRUNING!
Easy Q & A Format
makes pruning simple!
Q. I’m confused about what
I should remove to keep my plants strong. Can you give me some basic guidelines for pruning my trees and shrubs?
T’S EASY to do the right thing with all your perennials, trees, and shrubs . . . when you know how. Authors Hill and O’Sullivan show and tell just what to do — and what not to do. Together, they give you the benefit of their combined 80 years of horticultural experience bundled into one easy how-to guide.
The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book!
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Easy Homeowner Guide to Successful Do-It-Yourself Landscaping
Do you want to know when to prune lilacs so you don’t ruin next year’s flowers? How to prune blueberries to ensure
the most bountiful crop ever? Every perennial, shrub, vine, and tree is different — you will need to know where to cut, when to cut, what NOT to cut, and more. The Pruning Answer Book answers all the questions and shows you how to care properly for all the plants in your beautiful yard.
A. In general, regular pruning
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and bottom-line authority on backyard pruning know-how! Reasons to Prune, Tools & Equipment • Pruning Methods • Ornamental Trees & Shrubs • Shade Trees • Evergreens • Hedges • Artistic Pruning • Fruit Trees • Nut Trees • Vines & Ground Covers • Garden Plants • Houseplants • and more!
Unique and Popular Q &A Format
Part of Storey’s best-selling Answer Book Series, The Pruning Answer Book delivers time-proven gardening how-to in an easy Q & A format that time-challenged homeowners praise.
that begins early in a plant’s life is less of a shock and also looks better than a full-scale attack with shears and saw when a tree is mature. For instance, orchardists prefer to renew the bearing wood on their fruit trees gradually by removing some older branches each year. This is also the best way to prune bush fruits, such as blueberries, currants, and gooseberries. The bearing is uninterrupted, regrowth is moderate, and the bush or tree suffers no serious setbacks. The same is true for ornamentals.