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Old 11-18-2004, 04:30 PM
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Prunning techniquies

I was pruning and cleaning beds all say in the rain what fun. These rodadendrins were so old and had been hacked by the owners for years now I am supposed to make them pretty again I told her it might take 2 years for some of these plants to return to normal. So what tips tricks or lessons do you guys have when it comes to prunning. Always looking to better my technique.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:42 PM
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:03 PM
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What are your reasons for pruning?? This is not a smarta** questions there are two types of pruning thinning and shaping. Thinning is done to thin out the plant material and shaping is more for appearance. However if the shrub is way out of shape you are going to have to do both...
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:20 PM
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perhaps reading through a few books would be a good start?
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:21 PM
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Hey I have that same woody plant book.. Heavy sob aint it..
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:33 PM
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yup. I think its one of the better resources though. haha dont carry it in the briefcase if I can help it. I just though the picture would save me having to type out the names and authors for the books. my shelf has lots more but those are the pruning specific ones. The other thing to do is too look at the plant, see how it was pruned in the past (old wounds etc) and see the response, then you can tell what will/may happen when you prune it in a certani way.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:11 AM
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Hey I just bought that Woody Landsape book ... so far this is one awesome book. This just adds to my huge collection
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:27 AM
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check this site

http://www.gardenadvice.com/index.cf...80/catId/31282


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Old 12-07-2004, 05:48 AM
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http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-4.pdf this will give you the basics ...c
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:34 AM
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Since Rhododendrons are a spring bloomer, you better tell your customer that they will loose the blooms for next spring since you pruned them this fall.
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