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Three tools were needed in pruning this burning bush. A lopper, hand pruners and a pruning saw. The first step is to cut out the dead and unhealthy branches. Then work bottom up. Remove the branches from the crown at the bottom to give the bush a nice vase shape. When cutting branches, cut close, but not flush up against the main stem. Look through the bush for branches that are crossing, or areas of growth that are too crowded. You want to make space for air and light to reach all areas of the bush. If you bring the height down a few feet, trim at the nodes. If you want to cut the bush back hard, the general rule of thumb is to prune after at least one hard freeze
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Jon, is there a reason Im standing outside in January?? Why yes, Trisha, there are in fact many reasons to check the garden in the middle of the winter. Even though its COLD outside, run out and check your landscape plants in the winter for cold damage, wind damage and critter damage. Plants also can heave from the soil exposing the roots and killing the plants. Push them back into the soil and save your plants.
Boston Ferns are messy and need cleanup especially in the winter. Watch as Jon performs necessary boston fern care in the winter, and boy it was cold outside. Being outside for a short time in January shouldnt hurt indoor house plants if you work quickly.
Jon prunes a 10 foot tropical indoor yucca tree. The tallest of the yucca species, Yucca Elephantipes is known to grow up to 30 feet tall with a 15 foot spread. This would occur in the outdoor natural habitat of the mexican desert. In the home its a little more tame, but pruning can help keep your yucca vigorous and healthy.