The Pruning Book

Completely Revised and Updated

The Pruning Book

By:  Reich, Lee

9781600850950
Product ID:  071256
$24.95 Paperback
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01/12/2010
Taunton Press

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8.5 X 10.9 in
240 pg



GARDENING / General
GARDENING / Flowers / Annuals
GARDENING / Reference

Here's the brand new edition of our award-winning reference book on pruning —revised to include lots of additional information and enhanced illustrations.

With expert advice on the latest techniques and valuable insights on new plants, this updated version of The Pruning Book deserves a prominent place in your gardening library.

From humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, author Lee Reich explains all the dos and don'ts of cutting back. So you'll always make the right cut the first time — every time.

Reich demystifies even the most complex pruning strategies by providing the precise timing and exact techniques you'll need to guarantee healthy growth and beautiful form.

In great detail, he walks you through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. And all his insights are delivered with clear, straightforward prose and supported by 250 colorful photos and 135 drawings.

Whether you're a professional gardener, a landscape veteran —or pruning for the very first time —this essential reference gives you everything you need to master the subtle art of pruning.

  Reviews of the previous edition: “With its straightforward prose and diagram, "The Pruning Book" is a good antidote to ‘pruning panic’, an affliction known to experienced and novice gardeners alike.” "Country Living Gardener"   “Reich does a super job of simplifying what can be a confusing topic. . .Lots of pictures and sketches help immensely…At last someone has laid out the ground rules to decipher the mess once and for all.” --"Sunday Patriot-News"   “A more detailed approach and covers a wide variety of plants. . . Of particular value are the explanations of timing and techniques for pruning deciduous ornamental bushes.” --"Detroit"" News and Free Press"   “The author is an accomplished horticulturist and garden writer, and he melds these two talents to achieve a book that is both informative and easy to read…This book should be in the library of all serious gardeners and landscape maintain


Reviews of the previous edition: "With its straightforward prose and diagram, "The Pruning Book" is a good antidote to 'pruning panic', an affliction known to experienced and novice gardeners alike." "Country Living Gardener" "Reich does a super job of simplifying what can be a confusing topic. . .Lots of pictures and sketches help immensely...At last someone has laid out the ground rules to decipher the mess once and for all." --"Sunday Patriot-News" "A more detailed approach and covers a wide variety of plants. . . Of particular value are the explanations of timing and techniques for pruning deciduous ornamental bushes." --"Detroit"" News and Free Press" "The author is an accomplished horticulturist and garden writer, and he melds these two talents to achieve a book that is both informative and easy to read...This book should be in the library of all serious gardeners and landscape maintainers."--"HortScience"


Lee Reich is an author, lecturer, and consultant whose books include "The Pruning Book" and "Weedless Gardening". Reich grows a broad assortment of fruit plants in his own garden, which has been featured in the "New York Times, Organic Gardening", and "Martha Stewart Living".