Most woody shrubs can benefit from a generous pruning. But if taking pruners to your shrubs leaves you feeling a little cutting shy you are not alone. For many of us, pruning woody plants takes a bit more courage than deadheading or cutting back perennials. Then there is the question of when to prune. If this is all sounding too familiar my recent post for HGTV HOME Plants is a must read for you! Let me help you take the fear out of pruning!