Pruning – the art of tweaking trees to fit our ideas

We are, in a sense, co-creators of the world. In pruning, we help shape trees and shrubs to what we consider the ideal form. Learn about pruning here.

In March, prune your roses!

March, near the end of winter, is the ideal month to prune your climbing, bush, and repeat-blooming rose trees… Let us tell you why.
How to prune rose trees in winter and why

Espalier and palmette pruning for apple and pear trees (+video)

  Apple and pear trees are regularly pruned to promote fruit-bearing. Did you know that shapes like palmette or espalier are more adapted to trees planted along a line or set against a wall? Here is a video on how to easily prune your fruit trees into palmette or espalier. Read more ►

Pruning a kiwi plant to increase harvest

Actinidia is the sweet scientific name of the kiwi plant, but pruning and caring for isn’t nearly as complicated with this simple easy video that shows when to prune, how to go about it and how long and short to cut. Read more ►

Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
winter-pruning-pear-apple-trees

Pruning boxwood, know it all

Running contrary to popular belief, the pruning of boxwood is actually very easy, and doesn’t endanger your shrub in the least. Pruning boxwood is a practice that
Boxwood pruning

Prune your cherry tomato to make sure you get a harvest

That burst of juicy sweetness in the mouth makes these the queens of appetizers! Cherry tomato is easy to grow in a pot, ideal for urban gardeners. A bit of pruning is necessary to make sure your harvest is abundant – and your fruits ripe!
Steps and guidance to prune a cherry tomato plant like this one

Pruning repeat-blooming climbing roses

Climbing roses are superb when attached to a lattice, but this video will show you how important it is to prune these magnificent rose trees well. They’ll bloom against their backdrop beautifully once you’ve learned how to snip and where to cut and tie the stems. Remove old wood and favor new shoots. Read more […]

Pruning English rose trees

Pruning English roses is an essential step in order to expect beautiful blooming and nice roses in summer.
Pruning English roses

Growing an evergreen hedge

Choosing evergreen shrubs to grow as a hedge is often a great solution to cut off curious onlookers or simply to mark the limits of a garden.
Duck on an evergreen hedge

Pruning Hybrid Tea roses

Pruning hybrid tea roses, sometimes called large-flowered roses, is an important step because from it depends the blooming of the rose tree.
Hybrid tea roses grow into dense shrubs, and pruning them is specific to their type

Tutorial on pruning hybrid tea roses

Hybrid tea roses are special roses that are larger and form a wide variety of colors and fragrances. Their pruning is always the same, and this instructional but fun video is a great tutorial full of smart tips! Read more ►

Pruning an apple tree or pear tree

These kings of the orchard deserve a knowing hand when it comes to pruning apple and pear trees to increase harvest, keep diseases away and produce high-quality fruits. This peppy and instructive short video will make you an expert! Read more ►

Best practices while pruning

Pruning is tantamount to surgery for trees and shrubs. You’ll want to protect them from diseases by ensuring it’s performed perfectly. This video will share how to prepare your pruning tools in just a few minutes. Read more ►

How to prune bush roses

Bush roses are actually roses which are submitted to a particular type of rose pruning that shapes them like a bush. To make them stand upright and produce flowers evenly throughout the bush, the guidelines in this Smart Tip Tutorial will prove invaluable! Read more ►

Raspberry plants, how to prune them

This tutorial is full of smart tips on how to grow raspberries. The quick tempo will tell you all the steps to produce raspberries and pruning the plant well. Bon appetit! Learn more ►

Pruning English roses

English roses, sometimes called heirloom roses or old roses are magnificent, and pruning is what keeps them so. An expert shares the tips and tricks on pruning these special fragrant roses in just a couple minutes, so you’ll waste no time getting down to business on making the world (and your garden) a more beautiful […]
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Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.

Pruning wisteria, the Smart Tip Tutorial (+video)

Wisteria is a mystery; the more it’s hurt the more flowers it bears. Luckily us humans don’t work that way, because thanks to this Smart Tip Tutorial, learning how to prune wisteria is really easy! Season, tools, technique and guidelines, old wood: it’s all in these neat two minutes. Read more ►

Pruning eggplant, when, why and how

To maximize your crop this summer, remember to prune your eggplant correctly! To get things right, there are a few rules to follow. Let us tell you which ones.
When and how to prune eggplant

Pruning tomato plants, let those shears run loose!

Should you prune your tomato plants? Experts admit that both “Yes” and “No” work very well, so take your pick! Discover the advantages of each method, and learn to easily prune and shape your tomato plant.
Tips and tricks to get the pruning of your tomato plants right

Reducing thuja, a battered look for a year, before bursting back!

Thuja, or Arborvitae, is a long-living tree that just keeps growing. If you miss a few pruning seasons, you’ll have to cut it back hard! Here’s what Michel experienced. Read also: Planting and caring for thuja Evergreen hedges, a good idea? Hedge pruning, timing, tips A short note before beginning, from Michel himself: I think […]
Large thuja needing to be cut back heavily

Pruning trees and shrubs

Sometimes, it’s better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden, learn why to prune and the do’s and don’ts of pruning.
Pruned grapevine with a drop of sap oozing out

Care for your tools!

After the last tasks of fall and before putting them away, it is important to thoroughly clean your tools
Maintaining secateurs, garden knives and other gardening tools

Pruning apple and pear trees

Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree and an apple tree.
Apple and pear trees have damaged branches that must be removed.

Fruit-inducing pruning

Fruit inducing pruning is an important step in the growth of your fruit tree and gives you control over its productivity.
A young lady prunes an apple tree to spur fruit-bearing.

Pruning a hydrangea

Blue, pink and all colors in between – if you want flowers next year, this video will show you how to prune it right, or you might cut the flower buds off! Timing, technique and how to maintain this beautiful million-flower plant. Read more ►

Lively lavender after the perfect pruning (video)

Lavender is a plant that blooms magnificently when the plant is well trimmed so that the best flowers and fragrance appear. This quick, fun video will explain how to trim and when to do it, with tools and calendar, to avoid useless old wood. Read more ►
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