Cass Turnbull, author and founder of "Plant Amnesty," will speak at the Camano Center on Tuesday, March 27th from 12:30 - 2:30pm. Tickets for "How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden" are $5 for Center members and $7 for non-members, and are available at the front desk. Call 360-387-0222 for more information or to order tickets by phone. Pam Bradley, Camano Center, email@example.com, 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282, 360-387-0222
How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden
This is the primary class of the series Master Pruner courses given by Cass Turnbull. It covers basic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. The types of pruning cuts are shown and discussed. The concept of the 'pruning budget' is introduced. Plants are divided into three categories according to their natural habits and pruning techniques given for each. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to illustrate pruning for size reduction and pruning for definition (thinning). Students will gain insight into the process of yard renovation, where pruning is but one tool in restoring a garden.