March 20 Class: Woody and Herbaceous Plants with Mike Murphy Part II
Sorry I missed class with you this week, was one of those crunch time weeks for me and I knew you would be in good hands with Auntie Sue.
This week we are having a field trip to Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve to do “hands on pruning”. Please bring a hand pruner and lopper if you have them. Dress for the outdoors including your shoes! We will meet outside the barn at 9:00 AM. We will have a short discussion on pruning tools and care and the basic principles of pruning woody ornamental plants. We will then break up into groups and go around and prune up some plants for Laudholm Farm. It is likely we will be done a little early – depends on how much fun we are having and how many plants we find to prune.
Directions to Laudholm from their website: http://www.wellsreserve.org/visit/
This week readings in preparation for our pruning field trip to Laudholm Farm please go to the design and maintenance chapter from the Online Manual and read the fact sheet on Pruning Woody Landscape Plants.
Also view the videos: Pruning Ornamental Trees and the one titled: How to Prune a Lilac Bush.
See you at Laudholm Wednesday morning!
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