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How to Prune
An Illustrated Guide to Easy Pruning for Every Plant and Every Season

By John Cushnie

Subject: Gardening / Techniques
paperback with French flaps | 256 pages | 8 1/4 x 7 9/16
US$19.95 | CAN$21.95
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 9781606522035
With clear instructions and numbered steps, beginners and experienced gardeners alike can learn how to prune, and their plants will thrive as a result. Covers every aspect of pruning, with:
  • Tips on how to grow exquisite flowers and lush foliage
  • Suggestions on how to extend the life of your plants
  • Special sections on when to prune
  • Specific treatments for maintaining mature plants
  • Pointers on how to encourage growth and point it in the right direction
  • Tricks to restrict size and produce desired shapes—from the elegant to the whacky
  • Techniques that will improve the quality and yield of fruit
  • Detailed advice on roses, palms, bamboos, climbers, bonsai, and more
Drawing on a mastery gained from more than 40 years of experience, author John Cushnie brings you the answers you need. No matter what the plant or season, use How to Prune to bring your plantings to the next level!


John Cushnie has authored many gardening books and been a contributor to various magazines. For 15 years he also served as an expert panelist on the popular BBC radio program Gardenerís Question Time. Cushnie owned and operated his own contracting and landscaping design company for many years.