Monday, October 13, 2014

Home Grown: Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Timing is important when pruning flowering shrubs. It can make the difference between a delightful show and a disappointment.

Buds of spring bloomers form on "old wood," which means they form during the late summer and autumn of the previous year. Therefor, the best time to prune spring bloomers is right after you enjoy the floral display, before the flower buds form on the new summer growth. If you prune them at any other time of year, such as early spring or fall, you sacrifice future blooms.

Continued at... Pruning Flowering Shrubs.

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Artwork: Hydrangea arborescence

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