Often what passes for pruning in many landscapes is shearing of the plant annually into some sort of geometric shape, of which the sphere (or meatball) is among the most popular. Entire landscapes can be pruned in this way, such that the original habit of the various plants in the garden (and their identity in extreme cases) is indistinguishable. This practice often is more work than pruning to the natural habit of the plant. It also eliminates from the landscape the texture and form and often flowers that plants of different architecture contribute. This class will cover identification of growth habit and flowering of shrubs so that the array of plants in your central Oregon garden can be pruned the right way at the right time.