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Promoting Wisteria Bloom, Part 2: A Three-Year Plan

Promoting Wisteria Bloom, Part 2: A Three-Year Plan

Welcome to part 2 of Promoting Wisteria Bloom. This article offers a three-year plan for pruning your wisteria for health, structure, and bloom, whether it is newly planted or already established. It therefore offers detailed, step-by-step information on intermediate and advanced pruning techniques.

Spring Pruning Pt. 2: Thinning

Spring Pruning Pt. 2: Thinning

Last post, I explained the basics of heading back. Now let's look at a quick spring thinning of that beefy magnolia I mentioned before, and other ornamental trees and shrubs (examples: Japanese maple, snowbell, rhododendron, camellia, etc.). If there is a “secret” to thinning trees and shrubs to look their best, it would be this...