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Reader’s Corner

By Martha Kirk, Colorado Master Gardener

Recommended book: Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener’s Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees, Lewis Hill, Hardback, Storey Publishing, October 2016.

This authoritative guide includes more than 300 step-by-step illustrations to clearly demonstrate the correct pruning procedures for a variety of trees, shrubs, hedges, vines and flowers. Lewis Hill offers expert advice on when, how and why each type of plant should be pruned.

A true gardener’s best friend, especially in the spring when pruning can be a challenge.

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