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The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions To Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers To Every Question You'll Ever Ask (Answer Book (Storey))

When should you prune a blackberry bush? How much should you remove? What’s the difference between pinching and heading back? And how can you be sure that you aren’t harming your fragile blossoms? The Pruning Answer Book offers fresh insights to these relevant questions and scores of others. With clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and expert advice, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully prune flowering plants, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, brambles, evergreens, vines, groundcovers, and more.

Series: Answer Book (Storey)

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (March 9, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1603427104

ISBN-13: 978-1603427104

Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.1 x 6.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #344,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #36 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Shrubs #83 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Trees #704 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique

Length: 3:38 Mins

Pruning For Dummies seems a more appropriate title for the book. I am disappointed in the books' content because all of the information is extreamly basic. It is so elementary, I feel everyone could apply their own common sense and be as well off as not reading the book. I bought the book because of the title, figuring my questions about how, when, or where to prune certain varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs would be answered, but alas they have not been, and therefore I shall seek some other book on the topic that goes into more depth.

I wish it showed more Pictures personally and Mainly looking for pruning on Spruce, Fir & pines, Lilacs, & Fruit trees need better idea but its best book i have so far only book check your local library before buying my personal opinion not saying i regret buying it at all just saying if your looking for a couple miner things you can get a book from local library at least where i live you can get it from any library in your county like theres 10 or 12 towns or so in my local county so i can get it from 12 other library or more in my country thats just a guess! Good luck the vide on this book was a little helpful too feedback book! i found helpful before i bought

This "how-to" book would have been better for the beginner if it was more detailed. I am a seasoned gardner and was not exactly clear about where the cuts were made and why.

I went to a pruning workshop today where Penny was speaking and it ended up really being a push for the book. When I asked detailed questions, they kept referring to the book. Not sure why I was at this 2 1/2 workshop if they kep referring back to the book. Very disappointing. Looking at the sample pages in the book on this site leaves me even further disappointed as it seems rather disjointed. It just seems like a lot of random question that people have asked over the years, but no serious organization to it. I would like to go to a specific section, for example 'peach tree,' and find out how to prune a peach tree, when to prune it, what the overall shape of the tree should be to promote the best growth. I didn't see that type of format in the sample pages, so maybe it is in the pages that are not provided ...

I don't know much about gardening and in the past few years I have started a garden. This book is so straightforward and easy to understand that I know I will refer to it when it is time for me to prune my trees and shrubs. I'm so glad that it is small and easy for me to tote around and even bring into the garden if I need extra advice while pruning!

This is a question and answer book. It would make a gardener that prunes plants a great bathroom book! The whole book is simply questions with their answers just like a call in gardener show would answer. This is not a reference book as such. I enjoyed just reading through it.

Questions are answered in a easy format and is good for the everyday home owner - I am not a gardener and I was able to understand what was being explained to do and the illustrations are clear.

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