Hope Filled Art of Pruning

Travis Tree

I love to prune. It’s like art to me, a hope filled art. Each cut is intended to produce either a directional growth, to form and shape hardwoods for beauty, or to enhance the bearing of fruit. Sometimes with ornamental trees a whole section of limb that rubs against another will need to be removed, allowing [Read More...]

The Drama of Hydrangeas, Practical Gardening Series

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It’s hard to beat the beauty of the big late-summer blooms of hydrangeas. With multiple cultivars on the market, with impressive fall leaf color and diverse bloom sets, the options for your garden are many. Hydrangeas are a sturdy shrub and most require little care but light pruning. And since hydrangeas are terminal bloomers, flowering [Read More...]

Ornamental Grasses, How to Prune: Practical Gardening Series

Grasses

Ornamental grasses are a beautiful garden element; they make a statement in almost any garden with their mass, texture and movement. During the winter season they add interest to a relatively monochromatic landscape. Ornamental grasses can become unsightly as spring draws near. The smaller leaved varieties turn into floppy mounds lying on the ground and [Read More...]


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