This is the highly anticipated time of the gardening season when temps are slowly rising and you know the fun is ready to begin. We need, however, to clean out the beds and prune! So here are guidelines on when/how to prune in the growing season:
From Better Homes & Gardens: For starters, begin by removing dead, diseased & damaged stems; as soon as you see the new growth forming, you'll see them. Also remove suckers (from the ground) and vigorous growth from the trunks and side branches. Complete tips/videos for all scenarios from BHG website are contained in the link below:
My personal pruning process is happening now & no matter how much or little I get through in a month's time, it feels good ~ really good. How many of the plant pruning points above apply to our real lives too? I especially love the 'stimulates new growth' and 'enhances flowering'. Seriously who among couldn't use a whole lot of that while reducing a whole lot of this?! Have Fun & Prune Away, readers!!!