Another volume in Storey's useful Gardening Skills Illustrated series, Hill's book offers techniques on pruning just about everything that grows: ornamental trees and shrubs, shade trees, fruit trees, small fruits (such as grapes and berries), nut trees, evergreens, hedges, vines and groundcovers, garden plants, and houseplants. In a chapter titled "Artistic Pruning," Hill gives instructions on topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric forms, arches, and animals, and on espalier, the art of pruning trees, shrubs, and vines into a variety of shapes. Other tree-shaping techniques covered are pollarding, coppicing, and Japanese-style pruning. To include 300 step-by-step color illustrations. George Cohen
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From the Back Cover
Are You Petrified of Pruning?
Pruning is one of the best things you can do for your plants, if it's done the right way. Now renowned nurseryman and author Lewis Hill shows you how to shear without fear in Pruning Made Easy. More than 300 step-by-step illustrations demonstrate the proper techniques for pruning many varieties of plants including trees, shrubs, bushes, hedges, vines, and flowers.
With Pruning Made Easy you will learn:
*Exactly when, how, and why various plants should be pruned
* Artistic pruning techniques used to make topiary, espalier, and cordons
* Methods of using and caring for pruning tools and equipment
* How to prune safely