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Pruning Tips and Techniques

comments (1) January 3rd, 2012 in blogs
Ruth Ruth
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Pruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourage healthy growth and flowering (in the case of flowering plants), as well as good looks. For most shrubs and trees, it helps to prune at the right time. Some are best pruned in winter; some right after flowering.

Below you'll find links to pruning articles and videos on FineGardening.com and VegetableGardener.com on the following topics:

Pruning tools | Basic pruning techniques | Pruning shrubs and vines | Pruning trees | Pruning roses |  Pruning tomatoes and basil

The Pruning Book The ultimate guide to pruning strategies and techniques
In The Pruning Book, Lee Reich explains how to prune hundreds of plants. Whether you are new to gardening or a veteran of many seasons, you'll refer to this guide again and again.   Buy the book...

Pruning tools
Video: A Survey of Pruning Tools

Video: A Survey of Pruning Tools
Whatever you are pruning, the right tool makes all the difference. In this video, horticulturist Lee Reich examines an array of pruning implements. You'll learn what the tools do, and what to consider when shopping for a new hand pruner, lopper, saw, pole pruner, or hedge shears.   Watch the video... 
 

Video: How to Sharpen Pruners

Video: How to Sharpen Pruners
It's easier to prune with a sharp blade than a dull one, and a cleaner cut heals faster and more efficiently than one made with a dull blade. Lee Reich shows you how to sharpen a hand pruner.    Watch the video...

Sharpening Pruners

Sharpening Pruners
Arborist Melissa Levangie explains how to clean your pruners, then sharpen them using diamond files.   Read more...

 What are the best hand pruners?

What are the best hand pruners?
Fine Gardening editors and readers share their favorite brands.   Read more...

 

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BombasticTurtle writes: Hello Ruth! You can call me a new gardener, but one that is cautios and will research rather than go crazy at the local nursery with buying plants and then not knowing what to do with the trees or where to plant and what the outcome might be in say ... five to seven years!

I am a great fan and follower of www.finegardening.com and have read your articles on pruning, pruners and how to maintain them. It has helped me greatly ... and I am taking the liberty on FB so that many more like me can take advantage of what you discussed. Posted: 3:16 pm on March 5th
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