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Shrubs II: Shearables, Hackables, and Untouchables (Christina Pfeiffer)

Zoom WA, United States

Some plants can be cut to the ground each year, but there are others you barely touch and it's pandemonium! Find out which ones are which, as well as which plants are appropriately sheared every year. Plants discussed include lavatera, heather, lavender, rockroses, witch hazel, winter sweet, double-file viburnum, Perovskia, and Senecio greyi. Please note…

Get Tickets $25.00 – $30.00

Shrubs III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

Zoom WA, United States

Learn how to prune the plants that Cass Turnbull called the Puzzlers and Consequences. This class teaches how to prune Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa (Beautyberry), Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. Included in this class are basic pruning techniques, common pruning mistakes and corrective pruning. Please note that registration for online classes will end one hour prior to…

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Corrective Pruning

Online

Learn how to restore the natural shapes of trees and shrubs that have been mal-pruned. The three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) will be reviewed.  Included are discussions of water-sprouts, suckers, radical renovation techniques, and crown restoration. Please note that registration for online classes will…

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Vine Pruning

Online

This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, trumpet vine and honeysuckle. Please note that registration for online classes will end one hour prior to class start time. Recordings of online classes will be available for viewing for two weeks after…

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Pruning Art or Pruning Horror?

Zoom WA, United States

This class covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over thinning. We compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. This class ends on a humorous note with photos of the Good, the Bad, and the…

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