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Reviews of The American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training

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Author (1): Christopher Brickell
Author (2): David Joyce

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: September 1996
Published by: Dorling Kindersley (DK Publishing)
List price: $35.00
ISBN Number: 1564583317



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Filled with brilliant before-and-after photography, it provides gardeners with complete information on how to create the garden of their dreams.

  Feedback History and Summary  
3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


Positive juanwillis On Dec 21, 2007, juanwillis wrote:

I recently took out several different pruning books from the library, and this was the clear winner. As with all the DK books, the layout is clear and the diagrams easy to follow. Very useful!

Positive arne_kj On Aug 23, 2005, arne_kj wrote:

This is a very thorough reference. The information is very good and easy to understand. It covers almost every pruning question that Iíve had.

Positive carrieebryan On Nov 15, 2004, carrieebryan wrote:

A wonderful book. It has precise instructions for everything in my garden and everything in my 30-Year Plan: trees, ornamental shrubs, fruiting shrubs, conifers, and roses. Also has climbers, broadleaf evergreens, and fruit trees. How to prune a freshly planted tree or shrub, the first few years' pruning, pruning a mature specimen, disease, damage, renovation. Espalier, cordon, topiary, pollarding, standards, braiding trunks, pinch pruning, cascading chrysanthemums. When to call in an expert. Not only descriptions but also drawings and clear photographs. It even discusses tools!

I don't remember seeing bonsai but I believe it concentrates on plants grown outdoors.

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