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Want to Know WHEN to Prune? This Will Answer All of Your Questions

There is a “best” time to prune various plants and it’s not always the same. Learning when to prune can be confusing when there are different rules for many different plants, and even differing rules that vary by cultivar! This "When to Prune" guide takes away all of that confusion by looking at the basics of how plants grow and using that as your foundation.


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What to Prune When

Not sure when to prune each of your plants? No worries, we have the simple solutions to save your garden! The first thing to know is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems when you first see them. To find out about when to prune your specific plants, check out our helpful advice!

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons