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Posted on: February 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Participants Learn Pruning Techniques at Winter Workshop, "Pruning the Home Landscape"

Pruning the Landscape Photo

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Resource Management Program held a winter gardening workshop called “Pruning the Home Landscape” on February 22, 2016 at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. The sold out class brought beginners and experienced gardeners together to learn various pruning techniques. The workshop is part of a year-long series titled “Gardening by the Seasons” that aims to educate Cape May County residents and visitors on the essentials of gardening in our area and to provide them with the knowledge to help their gardens flourish.

The class was taught by Daisy Bodnar, long-time gardener at the County Park & Zoo and former Rutgers Master Gardener for Cape May County. Attendees learned why pruning is important, pruning techniques for landscape shrubs, and when to prune specific plants.

The next workshop in the series is "Seed Starting 101." It will take place on Monday, March 7 from 5:30 to 8p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

For more information or to sign up, please call 465-5115, ext. 607.

Editor’s Note: Contact Jenny Carleo, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County at 609-465-5115, x607 or at

Photo: Rutgers Master Gardener Linda Conover (L) and Jenny Carleo, CMC Agricultural Agent demonstrate how to prune.

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