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  • Dave Schoonover

    Great guide to Pruning, everything from pines, fruit trees to berry bushes. Check it out.

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  • Anita Brandvold

    When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy...especially since I don't have a green thumb!

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    Getting Started - Quick and Easy Guide to Pruning ALL KINDS OF PLANTS, TREES AND SHRUBS

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What To Prune When... a handy little guide. Includes deciduous fruit trees, roses, hydrangeas, summer-blooming trees & shrubs plus more =)

Tips for pruning! There are certain times you should and shouldn't prune your plants.

The best time to prune lilac is late spring -- immediately after they finish blooming. If you prune them later in the growing season or during winter, you'll remove flower buds and decrease the amount of spring bloom.

prune roses just as or before new growth emerges from the canes (cut off the wood that died over the winter. this will promote strong, healthy shoots that will produce lots of blooms. it will also give plants a more open habit (?) which helps them resist diseases like black spot

What to prune & when, from BH: Early-spring bloomers, such as lilac, forsythia, and rhododendron, bear flowers on wood formed the previous year. The best time to prune them is late spring -- immediately after they finish blooming. If you prune them later in the growing season or during winter, you'll remove flower buds and decrease the amount of spring blooms.

Prune pine trees only in the "candle" stage, before the new shoots turn woody and before the needles have fully expanded. Prune only a portion of the new growth, removing up to half of the expanding candle.

What to Prune When lilac and forsythia should be pruned late spring - immediately after they finish blooming. Hydrangeas bloom on old wood. Prune these types of hydrangeas before midsummer. If you prune them in winter or early spring, you'll be removing flower buds

How and when to prune a Gardenia shrub.

A guide for pruning trees from the USDA, and the Forest service

I am very particular about how my crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is pruned! Crepe Myrtle has a moderate-long lifespan, so treat it right to enjoy its beauty for many years.