Tag: pruning

Timing Is Everything For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—There are certain disadvantages to gardening in such a perfect climate. We can not grow things that require significant chilling in winter. Nor...

Flowers Are Only The Beginning

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UNITED STATES—Flowers have a bigger and better agenda than coloring our gardens and homes. They bloom to get pollinated. Their color and fragrance are...

Things Heat Up In Summer

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UNITED STATES—This does not seem like such a mild climate when it is difficult to distinguish between the time and the temperature on a...

Roses Get Pruned In Winter

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UNITED STATES—Winter is no excuse to be less diligent in the garden. It would seem that gardening would be less demanding because there is...

Most Pruning Happens In Winter

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UNITED STATES—Without specialized pruning while they are bare and dormant in winter, many deciduous fruit trees would be overburdened by their own fruit next...

Annual West Hollywood Tree Pruning Begins

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—There are around 12,500 trees in West Hollywood and their maintenance and care marks the start of West Hollywood's Annual Tree Pruning, according...

The Wrong Time For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Not many plants are sensitive to mere heat alone. Actually, many plants prefer warm weather. The difficulty that some plants have with heat...

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

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UNITED STATES—Roses are not for the meek. They are too demanding, too sensitive, too thorny, and without their flowers, they are not even very...

Attack Roses While They Sleep

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UNITED STATES—This theme may be getting a bit redundant about now. There is just so much that needs to be done in the garden...

Prune Now For Fruit Later

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UNITED STATES—Modern fruit trees have been so extensively bred to produce abundant and unnaturally large fruit, that most types are unable to support the...

New Canes Replace Old Canes

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UNITED STATES—Heavenly bamboo, or simply 'nandina,' is one of those many plants that almost never performs like it should. The intricately lacy foliage is...

Mature Trees Need Professional Help

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UNITED STATES—Arborists are horticulturists who are specialized with the horticulture of trees, which is known as arboriculture. In urban gardening, they are not as...

No One Likes A Sucker

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UNITED STATES—Citrus trees that are grown from seed take a few years to mature enough to produce fruit. As they mature, the juvenile stems...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

Pollarding Is Extreme Tree Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Most arborists insist that pollarding is horticulturally incorrect. However, most of us who have pollard trees in our home gardens are not arborists....

Figs Are Easy To Propagate

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UNITED STATES—The easiest way to propagate new fig trees may seem to be violent, but it works. Basal shoots that grew last year from...

Arborists Specialize In Tree Horticulture

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UNITED STATES—Why is it so difficult to believe that there are so many different kinds of horticultural professionals? No one is ever surprised that...
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