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PRUNING WORKSHOP on the grounds of historic Tudor Place Saturday, March 26th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. <br /> <a style="display: inline;" onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false" href="http://gentlegardener.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a8a41b15970b014e5fb30b8c970c-popup"><img class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a0120a8a41b15970b014e5fb30b8c970c" title="APLD logo" src="http://gentlegardener.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a8a41b15970b014e5fb30b8c970c-320wi" alt="APLD logo" /></a> <br />PRUNING WORKSHOP<br /> Tudor Place, Georgetown, D.C.<br /> Saturday, March 26th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <br /> Join members of the APLD DC-MD-VA Chapter, for a hands on pruning workshop with Peter Deahl co-founder of The Pruning School.<br /> <br /> Can this plant be saved? How many times as a designer are you asked by a homeowner whether a particular plant can be drastically reduced in size without killing it? Or, can this green blob be transformed into something more interesting? And of course, can the 'growing out' period be minimized as much as possible so they don't have to look at a disfigured plant? Here's your chance to learn the answers to these questions and improve your pruning skills.<br /> <br /> <br /> Back by popular demand, we are once again offering a hands-on pruning workshop with Peter Deahl. Peter, an Interpretive Naturalist and ISA Certified Arborist, has spent over twenty years practicing his craft and sharing his knowledge and experience with garden clubs, schools, municipalities, Master Gardeners and Tree Steward groups. He is co-founder of The Pruning School, located in Sterling, Virginia (http://www.thepruningschool.com/main.htm).<br /> <br /> <br /> For this workshop, we will gather at historic Tudor Place in Georgetown where Peter will start us off with a brief introduction to pruning biology before taking us outside to spend the remainder of the time getting hands-on pruning instruction. Tudor Place, a 5 1/2 acre late 19th century garden in the heart of Georgetown (www.tudorplace.org/about.html), has a large variety of mature evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees. Peter will instruct us in how to prune ornamentals in a biologically correct and aesthetically pleasing manner. There will be plenty of time for you to practice exactly where to make the cut and to ask all your pruning questions.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Bring your sharpened hand pruners, pruning saws and gloves. Wear your work clothes and dress for the weather. APLD will provide mid-morning refreshments, but please eat breakfast before you arrive. NOTE: It is not possible to prune in the rain. If weather forces us to reschedule, the rain date will be April 9th, 2011 and if needed the reschedule will be posted on the APLD DC.MD.VA Chapter website (dcmdva-apld.org/events.php) by 9:00 pm the night before. So if you have any doubts, check the website on Friday night March 25th.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The cost for this workshop is $55 for APLD DC.MD-VA Chapter members and $65 for non-APLD members. This is a hands-on workshop so space is limited.<br /> <br /> If you're interested in joining us please fill out the registration form and return it with your check made out to APLD DC.MD.VA Chapter as soon as possible. If you have any questions please email Derek Thomas at Derek@thomaslandscapes.com.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> For this and many other educational and networking opportunities check out the chapter website Events page at dcmdva-apld.org/events.php<br /> <br /> <br /> Pruning Workshop with Peter Deahl<br /> Saturday, March 26, 2011<br /> Registration Form<br /> Sponsored by the APLD DC-MD-VA Chapter<br /> <br /> Please enroll me in the March 26th Pruning Workshop:<br /> <br /> Contact Information<br /> <br /> Name: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> Company: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> Address: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> Phone: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> E-Mail: __________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> <br /> The above information will be used only if we need to contact you with regards to this event, and will not be given to any other organizations or used for any other purposes.<br /> <br /> Payment<br /> <br /> Please check the appropriate category below:<br /> <br /> ___ APLD DC.MD.VA Chapter members - discount rate $55.00<br /> ___ APLD members $60.00<br /> ___ Non-APLD Members $65.00<br /> <br /> No refunds will be given after March 14, 2011<br /> <br /> Please make your check payable to APLD DC-MD-VA Chapter and mail it to:<br /> <br /> Marty Hays<br /> APLD DC-MD-VA Chapter<br /> 8817 Burbank Road<br /> Annandale, Virginia 22003<br /> <br />

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