Extra special opportunities coming up in our free hands-on
pruning sessions Garden by Janet & Steven
Throughout the year we do all kinds of pruning, and we often
invite you to come watch or try your hand. Free. No strings. Just
because we think gardeners learn better that way.
These sessions are part of our Garden by Janet &
In late summer our calendar is full of pruning dates because
it's a great time to:
- Prune trees and shrubs that must be kept small
- Turn shrubs into small trees
- Give trees and shrubs better shape
- Reclaim walkways lost to "dwarf" plants
- And more!
You can join us at one or more of these sessions. Our calendar
lists dates, places and the type of work we are doing at each. We
meet most often at our gardening sites in southeast Michigan but
some sessions are in other States.
When you see a session you are interested in, drop us an email
(info@GardenAtoZ.com) or call (248-681-7850) to let us know which
session you plan to attend. Be sure to give us a phone number so we
can reach you to tell you the address and keep you updated on any
last minute changes.* Then bring your tools, your notebook, your
camera... whatever tools help you learn.
particularly rich opportunity for students of pruning is upcoming
on August 8, when we will meet at Ray Wiegand's Nursery's Macomb
Township, Michigan display garden. It's loaded with beautiful
evergeens of all kinds and many ornamental trees and shrubs. (Some
are pictured on this page.) We'll be pruning and discussing the
pruning of a
dozen different plants.
*We do not usually post addresses on the calendar because these
are outdoor hands on sessions for which we must know the number of
participants in advance. Only if we know who will attend and how to
contact each one can we remain flexible in case of weather related
Below: Blue spruces and falsecypresses are such beautiful
additions to a landscape that gardeners often can't resist them
even when they have too little room to allow the plant to grow to
full size. August is a perfect time to
prune either one to keep it small.