Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning: What, When, Where & How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden (Paperback)

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This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle's PlantAmnesty, whose mission is to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning. Nothing about pruning is obvious. In fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive. People try to prune plants like they cut lumber or hair. But that doesn't work to get what they want. Your plants are actually telling you how they want to be pruned and where they need to be planted, if you would just learn to listen to your burning bush. With the information in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, you can approach your trees, shrubs and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. The book is organised around the most common types of plants gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia, and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; and clematis, wisteria, and all those vines.It also includes detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.

About the Author


Cass Turnbull has been a professional gardener for 20 years. After seeing so many ruined trees and shrubs in her clients' gardens, she founded PlantAmnesty with the mission to teach gardeners (and so-called professional arborists) about the particulars of proper pruning. She has long been the humorous voice of PlantAmnesty through their regular newsletter. She lives in Seattle and lectures around the country on pruning.

Praise For…


"Finally, the book has arrived that demystifies pruning for event the most apprehensive gardener. Unlike most encyclopedic pruning books that offer formulaic across-the-board advice…Cass Turnbull has written a useful pruning guide that clearly and simply describes how to prune commonly used garden plants to enhance both aesthetics and plant health."
Pacific Horticulture

"Really takes the mystery out of pruning."
The Oregonian

"If you've ever been to a Cass Turnbull class, you'll never forget the lessons you learned there. If you can't make her classes, or want a deeper, fuller, more explicit understanding of how to prune plants for optimal health, this book is for you."
Ann Lovejoy, author of The Ann Lovejoy Book of Northwest Gardening

Product Details
ISBN: 9781570617515
ISBN-10: 1570617511
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Pages: 365
Language: English