The West Greeley Conservation District will be hosting a Free “Pruning Your Landscape Materials” Workshop at Houston Gardens from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 22. This will be a hands-on experience for participants, so please bring your garden gloves and pruning shears and a bottle of water.
This workshop will cover dealing with conifers, deciduous shrubs, deciduous trees, and fruit trees.
As your trees and shrubs grow, they need direction. Pruning, thinning or removing weak, dead, storm damaged, branches leads to healthier structure and enhances its appearance. Good pruning can promote health, vigor and positive growing patterns to your trees and shrubs. When it comes to fruit trees, proper pruning can stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds. It is generally done every few years.
This workshop will be hosted by Paul Conklin the curator of Houston Gardens, 515 23rd Ave. Conklin has over 30 years’ experience teaching horticulture.