Ask a Master Gardener: Is it too late to prune fruit trees?

This time of year, when plants are normally in their dormant stage, usually finds gardeners conducting late-winter pruning of apple and other fruit trees.

Jessie Raymond: Self-taught pruner makes the cut — barely

Last week, I spent an afternoon pruning one of our three old apple trees. You probably didn’t know I could do stuff like that, but that’s OK; until last week I didn’t know it either.

Judith’s garden: It’s time for spring pruning

Right now I have my usual case of cabin fever, which hits most of us at this time of year. Even with a healthy dose of winter snowshoeing, by the time March rolls around I always find myself yearning to get out in the garden.  According to Wikipedia cabin … (read more)

Learn the art of pruning apple trees

GRANVILLE — Apple trees are an important food resource for many different species of wildlife. The best way to improve productivity of apple trees is to provide for direct sunlight. On Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 1118 Buffalo Farm Road in … (read more)