Dec 28, 2017
What does it mean to prune in your garden or landscape?
Why should I care about pruning at all? Are there specific
trees or shrubs I should prune in the Fall and
what are they? If I do prune
in my garden, what should I do with any limbs or sticks I
cut? By the end of this episode, you should know
why you prune in your garden and a general sense of how to do
"And That's Good-To-Know" segment, our topic is
the plant Poinsettia's. Why are they the iconic holiday plant and
are there any health concerns you should be aware of?
- Background and
- Poisonous attributes
and what to look for
- Good indoor
Main Topic: Fall and
- So, for Fall
Pruning we are going to talk about and answer 4-general
- For #1, What
does it mean to prune a plant?
- removing parts of
the plant to improve it's health, aesthetics, and
- 2 Types of
pruning cuts -
- Some graphical
examples and how-to's of both these types of pruning cuts and
more can be found at Sunset-dot-com.
- For #2, is
there even a reason to care about pruning?
- 4 main reasons to
prune a plant
These reasons for pruning help with
- For #3, if I
was going to prune plants in my garden or landscape this Fall,
which ones would I prune?
- You should prune by
specific species need.
- And for #4,
What should you do with your debris after you cut
- Cut debris put back
into your garden for nutrients.
- Use debris as
#1: before pruning, track the stem or limb
#2: Never cut more 1/3 of any
plant material away.
Personal Anecdote on