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The Pruning Book

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The Pruning Book

Completely Revised and Updated

By Lee Reich

Taunton Press, Paperback, 9781600850950, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010

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Description

Here's the brand new edition of our award-winning reference book on pruning -- revised to include lots of additional information and enhanced illustrations.

With expert advice on the latest techniques and valuable insights on new plants, this updated version of The Pruning Book deserves a prominent place in your gardening library.

From humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, author Lee Reich explains all the dos and don'ts of cutting back. So you'll always make the right cut the first time -- every time.

Reich demystifies even the most complex pruning strategies by providing the precise timing and exact techniques you'll need to guarantee healthy growth and beautiful form.

In great detail, he walks you through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. And all his insights are delivered with clear, straightforward prose and supported by 250 colorful photos and 135 drawings.

Whether you're a professional gardener, a landscape veteran -- or pruning for the very first time -- this essential reference gives you everything you need to master the subtle art of pruning.



About the Author
Lee Reich holds a doctorate in horticulture and has done extensive research on the subject of pruning. He is the author of several gardening books including "Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden" and "Weedless Gardening, " and has contributed to many more. He writes frequently for gardening magazines, including Taunton's "Fine Gardening." He lives in New Paltz, New York.


Praise For The Pruning Book

 

Reviews of the previous edition:“With its straightforward prose and diagram, The Pruning Book is a good antidote to ‘pruning panic’, an affliction known to experienced and novice gardeners alike.” Country Living Gardener “Reich does a super job of simplifying what can be a confusing topic. . .Lots of pictures and sketches help immensely…At last someone has laid out the ground rules to decipher the mess once and for all.” --Sunday Patriot-News “A more detailed approach and covers a wide variety of plants. . . Of particular value are the explanations of timing and techniques for pruning deciduous ornamental bushes.” --Detroit News and Free Press “The author is an accomplished horticulturist and garden writer, and he melds these two talents to achieve a book that is both informative and easy to read…This book should be in the library of all serious gardeners and landscape maintainers.”--HortScience 
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