Pruning My New Dawns--before & after
Those of you that have ever tangled with New Dawn are probably expecting to see my before and after wounded body parts! Fortunately, I've accomplished the task relatively unscathed!
I took pictures (sorry I can only figure out how to do one picture a post) and I'll try to remember to update this with flush pictures in a few months. Mostly I wanted to add this just for reference. For myself I can't see enough whole plant/plant structure pictures.
For the record this plant went in the ground from a 3-gallon pot 2 years ago so it is still rather young. Thanks to Paul Zimmerman's youtube video on how to prune and train a climber. The whole time I worked I heard his voice in my head: "main cane or lateral, main cane or lateral."
Wild and wooly before: