Category Archives: Aesthetic Pruning

Aesthetic Pruning of Flowering Trees and Shrubs Class

There is more to pruning flowering trees and shrubs than the prescribed once a year pruning to encourage flowering. Learn how to get the most out of your flowers as well as keep your plants healthy and in scale to … Continue reading

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How to prune a …

I bought my first pruning book before I ever owned a woody plant. I was taking aesthetic pruning classes at Merritt College in Oakland and being the quintessential book hoarder I bought two used books immediately. They sit nicely on … Continue reading

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Go Wild with Conifers at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show!

This year I had the honor of presenting with Sara Malone (of Form and Foliage) at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. We talked about the various conifers that are perfect to grow in Northern California and how to … Continue reading

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Chicago Garden of the Phoenix Workshop

On October 15th I had the honor of being one of the APA aesthetic pruning instructors for the NAJGA hands-on workshop held in the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park Chicago. It is a very historical garden built for … Continue reading

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May Maples

In the San Francisco Bay area May is a great time for spring pruning of Japanese maples of all kinds. Pruning this time of year sets them up for looking great the rest of the summer.         … Continue reading

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