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Adele is now an ISA certified arborist

We’re happy to add a new service to our business in 2019.

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Espaliered Ginkgo are so easy to prune!

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Don’t let bad box pruning happen to you!

SHEARING = BAD BOXWOOD PRUNING Friends don’t let friends shear boxwood: Check out the brown leaves cut in half, carelessly and needlessly wrecking photosynthesis potential for making food for the plant. This type of “pruning” also, unfortunately encourages foliage to … Continue reading

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PbD | Is my camellia dying?

When you look at the center branch of this camellia below, you can see it looks bad, sick maybe.  There is only that one sad brown leaf on it… BUT, if you look very closely, you can see there is … Continue reading

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Azalea pruning time is NOW

This azalea branch below is toooooo long and growing horizontally into the plant.  It will break someday.  That’s not great for the shrub! Azaleas are very tough so after they bloom and after the new leaves have flushed out, it’s … Continue reading

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Bad Box shearing

SHEARING = BAD BOXWOOD PRUNING Friends don’t let friends shear boxwood: Check out the brown leaves cut in half, carelessly and needlessly wrecking photosynthesis potential for making food for the plant. This type of “pruning” also, unfortunately encourages foliage to … Continue reading

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PbD spring summer Hot Pots!

Hi All,   With spring now here, we have developed a “HOT POT” container series that we are happy to present here.  These were done for a client with a light cream colored house who loves hot colored plants which … Continue reading

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PbDToDo in March

Cabin Fever Brings Us Out Despite the bitter cold and soggy snow that blanketed Washington DC this winter, March has arrived.  We know spring is coming because if you look closely enough, you will see the tender leaf tips of … Continue reading

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PbDToDo May

To Do in MAY:  Time to Toil in the Soil! Finally the month of May is upon us and the gardening season is in full swing. You could work in the garden from sunup to sundown all month long and … Continue reading

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expert pruning & fine gardening

contact us at pruningbydesign@gmail.com   Michele Falcon (301) 332-2899 Adele Medina O’Dowd (202) 255-0728 Annika Haksar (240) 515-6963

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