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Pruning and Training Plants: A Complete Guide

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ISBN-13: 978-1552975343
ISBN-10: 1552975347
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A good primer for pruning ornamentals, fruit trees and vines. (Lorraine Flanigan Canadian Gardening 2007-03-00)

The hundreds of photographs and illustrations are perfect visual complements for the text. (Globe and Mail 2001-11-24)

The best part of this book is the illustrations which make it quite clear where tree limbs and shrub branches should be cut off to achieve a properly pruned plant ... Although the gardening section at book stores contain many titles for those seeking a pruning guide, Pruning and Training Plants is the most straightforward and inspirational I've seen yet. (Susan English Spokesman Review 2001-10-19)

This authoritative text is equally suitable for the novice and expert alike. Any library serving a public with gardening interest should find it a must-have for their reference collection. (Rachael Green American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 2004-01-00)

A superbly useful book that just might make someone a better gardener. (Robert Howard Hamilton Spectator 2002-12-12)

Lavishly illustrated to provide clear instructions, including excellent tips of how to espalier, pleach and create topiaries and geometric shapes. (Steve Whysall Vancouver Sun 2006-12-22)

I like this book. For a long time I have looked for a book that deals with ornamental as well as fruit trees under one cover and have not found anything satisfactory for the general gardener. This book really fits the bill... a lot of useful information to a wide variety of skill levels. (Library News for Zoos and Aquariums 2004-04-00)

Covers the topic thoroughly... a full course on the subject. (Patrick Lima Canadian Gardening 2004-01-00)

About the Author

David Joyce is a writer and plant advisor with a passionate interest in plants and the history of their cultivation. His other books include The English Garden Tradition, Garden Styles, Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes and Containers and Windowbox Gardening.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (January 4, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552975347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552975343
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sion Hurle on July 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
A great book for both the experienced and novice gardener. Informative pictures, clear, concise and easy to follow.
However as many of us gardeners know the only way to prune is to get out there and do it! Mistakes will be made but hopefully not as many with this guide.
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By Christopher Carusi on October 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
Book as described, fast shipping.
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