Pruning is the single most misunderstood and poorly performed garden skill by most gardeners. Even gardeners with some confidence in pruning often make serious mistakes. That is why most of my clients call me to do the pruning rather than doing their own pruning or trusting it to typical landscape gardeners who often butcher plants worse than the owners. One of my goals is to teach proper pruning principles to as many people as possible. Whenever possible, I explain to my clients why I am making the pruning cuts as I prune their plants. The best way to learn proper pruning is to practice on your own plants. I can teach almost any one how to prune in an hour or two in their own landscape. Let me know if you would like to acquire the skills to prune your own plants.