Tag: pruning

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arborists Specialize In Tree Horticulture

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