New book answers pruning questions
Even seasoned gardeners can find themselves puzzled about pruning.
"The Pruning Answer Book" helps clear up the confusion.
The pocket-size book, by the late Lewis Hill and Penelope O'Sullivan, covers the basics such as what to prune when, what equipment to use, how to make the cuts and why pruning is beneficial.
Sections are devoted to different types of plants, and there's one on artistic pruning to create such forms as topiary and espalier.
A plant-by-plant pruning guide in the back of the book lets you find quick guidance on a particular tree, shrub or other plant.
"The Pruning Answer Book" is published by Storey Publishing and sells for $14.95.