(Alden R. Wilson, at his house in Texas City, Texas)

NOTES ON PRUNING

     Pruning can be done at anytime and can be as extreme as cutting it back to just 12" inches above the soil.  So in this small article I will just provide a few notes and tips.

For best results...

*** Prune in early spring,  Use a sharp tool, make cuts at an angle, then
      dip the new cutting into rooting hormone and root it.
      (or you can let the end cure for a few days, before rooting)

*** If pruned tips collect water, treat with Fungicide to avoid any fungus growth.

*** You can root "center cuttings" or "stem cuttings" or as I call them
      "middle cuttings". (cutting without a growth tip)

*** Bigger cuttings require a  bigger pot for rooting.

*** For rooting instructions...click here... Cuttings 101.

*** For more information on pruning...click here... PSA  Pruning Info.


PHOTOS by JOE CHILDS...
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Ready to be pruned.

I'll cut you up.

View of winter storage.

After the massacre

Big cuttings, need big pots.

Everyone back!!! 
 I got first dibbs.

Three Months After
Three months after the pruning project, all the plants have bounced back, and even bloomed.


Green up time !!!

Perfectionist !!!

Looking good !!!

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