Category: Pruning

  • How to Tame an Unruly Wisteria

    My wisteria supplies abundant shade for my porch in the summer, which is a godsend, since my porch has a southern exposure.  My white wicker rockers would be useless without the lovely shade it provides.  Also, the screen of grape clusters of purple flowers in the spring are breath-taking! Taming this vigorous vine is no […]

  • What time of year is best for pruning?

    It is generally best to do your pruning in the spring.  For spring-blooming bushes such as forsythia, lilac and spirea, prune after they’re done blooming.  Summer blooming plants such as rose-of sharon and butterfly bush can be  pruned in the summer after they bloom. Nothing should ever be pruned in the fall.  Pruning at this […]