“Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias.” —The New York Times Book Review Pruning is an indispensable part of garden maintenance, but it is also one of the most difficult. Successful pruning requires a thorough knowledge of a plant’s growth and flowering habits. In Essential Pruning Techniques Tony Kirkham—the head of the arboretum and gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—shares his decades of knowledge and expertise and expands on the groundbreaking work done by George E. Brown. Step-by-step photographs clearly show the general principles of pruning, and profiles of 379 woody plants include advice on habit, attributes, reasons for pruning, and the best time to prune. Essential Pruning Techniques is a must-have reference for home gardeners and professionals.
18th International Conference, CP 2012, Québec City, QC, Canada, October 8-12, 2012, Proceedings
Author: Michela Milano
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2012), held in Québec, Canada, in October 2012. The 68 revised full papers were carefully selected from 186 submissions. Beside the technical program, the conference featured two special tracks. The former was the traditional application track, which focused on industrial and academic uses of constraint technology and its comparison and integration with other optimization techniques (MIP, local search, SAT, etc.) The second track, featured for the first time in 2012, concentrated on multidisciplinary papers: cross-cutting methodology and challenging applications collecting papers that link CP technology with other techniques like machine learning, data mining, game theory, simulation, knowledge compilation, visualization, control theory, and robotics. In addition, the track focused on challenging application fields with a high social impact such as CP for life sciences, sustainability, energy efficiency, web, social sciences, finance, and verification.
The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for specific species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden will be your ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
A practical handbook giving step-by-step explanations to the correct pruning and training of ornamental trees, climbing plants, tree fruits, shrubs and roses. The 800 plants are grouped and listed alphabetically with information of general pruning principles for each group and the growth habits and particular needs of individual plants. Illustrations show you exactly where and how to make pruning cuts to bring the best out of garden plants. Coppicing, topiary, pleaching and pinch pruning are just some of the more unusual pruning and training techniques that feature alongside explained traditional practices.
Targeting gardeners pressed for time, first-time homeowners confronted by a yard without any idea of what to do with it, and those with certified brown thumbs, Pruning and Training shows gardeners everything they need to know - from pruning an apple tree to clipping a hedge.
Foolproof Methods for Shaping and Trimming Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and More
Author: Lee Reich
Publisher: Taunton Press
DIVLifelong gardener Judy Lowe gives you the knowledge to make the right cut the first time./divDIV /divDIVâ€œPruning panicâ€? is an all-too-familiar feeling among even experienced gardeners, but itâ€™s especially prevalent among those of us who are new to the practice. In Pruning: An Illustrated Guide, award-winning gardening writer Judy Lowe imparts over two decades of expertise, focusing on the most common backyard pruning needs for the most commonly grown landscape plants. From trees and shrubs to hydrangeas, azaleas, roses, and other perennials, Lowe takes an in-depth approach to all the pruning essentials. Throughout the book, her advice is accompanied by brilliantly detailed step-by-step line drawings that clearly demonstrate where and how to make precise, effective cuts. Lowe removes all intimidation from the pruning process: beyond the craft itself, youâ€™ll gain an understanding of the basic science behind plant growth, why plants need pruning, when theyâ€™ll need it, and how pruning techniques can vary between plant species. So the next time you pick up a pruning saw or a pair of loppers, panic will be the furthest thing from your mindâ€”and from your garden./div