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Pruning & More Pruning

I got most of my spring pruning done today.  The tools I used were small, bypass pruners; large, lopping pruners; and a Japanese saw.  All of these tools are able to make a clean cut if they are sharp; I had … Continue reading

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Pruning Cherry & Peach Trees and Caring for Seedlings

This weekend, I pruned my cherry ‘north star’ and peach ‘redhaven.’  Last year, I explained in detail how I prune these trees in two posts, “Pruning the Cherry & Peach” and “Peach Tree & More on Pruning.”  I pruned the … Continue reading

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Rose & Moon

I pruned the ‘ruby’ meidiland roses on Wednesday (June 12th) with the lopping pruners.  In addition to removing dead stems, I cut them back where they interfered with the cherry tree and also where they were catching my legs when I … Continue reading

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Pruning More Shrubs

On Saturday (June 8th), I pruned all of the shrubs that are growing around our house.  Much like when I pruned the lilac, my goals were to remove any dead branches and to thin out branches that were growing too … Continue reading

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Pruning the Lilac

Today, I pruned the lilac bush.  With spring-flowering shrubs, it is best to prune them when they have finished flowering.  They will begin to prepare next year’s flowers soon after this year’s are done.  You don’t want to remove any … Continue reading

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Pruning the Blackberries

I pruned my blackberry brambles this afternoon.  I have chester and triple crown thornless blackberries.  I should have pruned them earlier this spring, or even last fall.  I used the larger pruners for most of the work as the blackberry … Continue reading

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Peach Tree & More on Pruning

When I posted about pruning, I showed photos of the cherry but not the peach tree. I trained the branches to spread horizontally.  This was done by placing notched boards between the branches and the central trunk and also by … Continue reading

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Pruning the Cherry & Peach

The warm weather on Saturday (March 30th) reminded me that the cherry and peach trees will soon be blooming.  It’s recommended that they be pruned in late winter and the buds are already swelling, so I pruned them on Saturday. … Continue reading

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