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The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's CompanionEssential Writings$
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Liberty Hyde Bailey, John Stempien, and John Linstrom

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501740237

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501740237.001.0001

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The Principles of Pruning

The Principles of Pruning

Chapter:
(p.83) The Principles of Pruning
Source:
The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion
Author(s):
John A. Stempien, John Linstrom
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501740237.003.0019

Along with a general list of functional reasons to prune a plant, a more important idea is stressed: to prune well is to be in sympathetic contact with the plant, the gardener "working out his ideals as he would in the training and guiding of a child."

Keywords:   pruning, training, plants, sympathetic contact, gardening

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