Jane Varkulevicius is a passionate gardener who has worked in the horticultural industry for 30 years. She has developed, with her husband and two children, a garden that is not only a sanctuary for friends and family but also with an emphasis on ornamental food production. Making the most of every plant in the garden, no matter how small the space, has led her to believe that an understanding of how plants work and how they can be pruned is an essential garden skill.
"Varkulevicius, an experienced horticulture professional and longtime home gardener, gives detailed instructions for pruning ornamental plants, both deciduous and evergreen fruit trees, fruiting shrubs, and bush fruits... many photos and diagrams provide guidance for taining and pruining. In addition to advice on pruning, the author gives instructions for selecting appropriate speices and rootsocks, and for trellising, staking, hedging, pollarding, coppicing, and topiary. Summing Up: Recommended."-- (05/01/2011)