The Art of Creative Pruning

The Art of Creative Pruning

Inventive Ideas for Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs

Book - 2011
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Nothing brings a touch of artistry to the garden like ornamental pruning, and a series of deliberate cuts can create landscapes and evoke faraway places. All that's needed to recreate the effect in the garden are a sharp pair of pruners, some imagination, and the instruction found in The Art of Creative Pruning . Drawing on both eastern and western styles, author Jake Hobson moves beyond the traditional lollipops and animals and teaches a wholly new approach to ornamental pruning that appeals to modern sensibilities.

Picture boxwoods trimmed into whimsical Russian nesting dolls, hedges inscribed with words, and a tree snipped to resemble the toppling tiers of a wedding cake. These are just a few of the unusual ideas featured in the beautifully photographed pages. All the practical considerations are here as well, including pruning to improve a view, remedial pruning to fix problems, and pruning fruit trees to increase yield.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781604691146
Branch Call Number: 715.1 HOB
Characteristics: 200 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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