Executive Director, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
"Pruning Techniques, Outcomes and Design Influences"
Pruning and training of plants is an essential part of garden development and maintenance, yet even savvy gardeners approach these basic tasks with a mixture of ignorance and trepidation. Using before and after images of selected plants, Spicer tracks the establishment of his home garden, illustrating basic pruning tools, methods and techniques -- and the plant responses along the way. You'll learn not only the "how to's," but also the "why to's" as he shows how each approach works to enhance the garden's overall design.