February 2012 Pruning Workshop


Clackamas County Master Gardeners got expert instruction in pruning fruit trees, grapes, roses, berry plants and vines. It was a beautiful day in the garden of Marie Blacklidge.


John prunes a berry plant

Thank you Marie for inviting us to your scenic garden !


Mark prunes a tree with a pruning saw

Jane goes over the plan for the morning

Outline for the days demo's


Where will I go first?

Mark prunes a dwarf fruit tree

Bob talks about the growth habits of this tree


Marie watching the photographer !

Bob discusses the apple trees

John shows how to prune raspberries


Interns and Vets work together to tame this raspberry bush

John talks about pruning overgrown Kiwi.

Bob on his ladder, talking about pruning safety

It was a beautiful day for this workshop.


Will is a rose expert, he  demo's proper pruning technique.


This workshop was hands on all the way

Pruning berries

Before: The table grape vines were very overgrown ....


So everyone pitched in to learn, and help tame the vines


Jane and Marie discuss the next cut.

Anne and Marie take a look at the pruned wood


After: Now the grapes are ready for another season!


Tame that vine!

Dave demos proper pruning tequniqe for woody shrubs



Bob talks about sharpening your tools






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