DABG hosting pruning workshops in February

Attendees will get a hands-on learning experience on how to prune plants
Published: Feb. 5, 2021 at 5:24 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Pruning is an important part of growing fruit trees and other plants, especially in the colder months. Pruning off smaller limbs will help plants focus their energy on making bigger and healthier fruit to be harvested. It can help plants take advantage of those critical chill hours during the colder months as well.

If you’re looking to learn more about pruning and the correct way to do it, the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is teaming up with Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems and the Wiregrass Master Gardener Association to provide two pruning workshops in the month of February.

Attendees will start out with a classroom-style instruction before heading out into the Gardens for some hands-on training.

The first workshop will be on Saturday, February 13 from 10 am to 12 noon. This workshop will focus on pruning blueberry bushes. The second workshop will be on Saturday, February 27 from 10 am to 12 noon, and will focus on pruning crape myrtles.

Due to COVID precautions and allowing for social distancing, only a limited number of spots will be open for each workshop. 15 spots are available for the blueberry bush workshop, and 20 spot are available for the crape myrtle workshop.

Both workshops are $15 each for Gardens members and $20 each for non-members. You will need to register online at in order to attend.

Be sure to bring your gloves and pruning tools as well.

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